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Gaoism

noun; derivation
A saying or manner characteristic of Dr. Gao, a Rice University Mathematics Professor Generally a saying that is characteristic of Dr. Gao of the Rice University Department of Mathematics. It can also mean a general mannerism that is characteristic of Dr. Gao. GAO is clearly derived from the name (so this word clearly references him) and –ISM is a noun suffix that means “characteristic or peculiar feature or trait”. This references the root and gives the word meaning as “characteristic feature or trait of Gao” It is a short, comical way to describe one of the many, many uniquely characteristic sayings and traits of Dr. Gao.
 
That’s another Gaoism
Etymology : Root Gao derived from the proper name with affix –ISM
Source : spoken by a student in a MATH 222 in 2003 in reference to a quote unique to Gao
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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