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Is golfing a word
Golfing is not a word; it is an affliction, somewhat like shingles. Golfing, on the other hand, with the italics, is a word. Most etymologists feel that it comes from the Dutch word koff, meaning "club." But golf is not a Dutch game; it's Scottish, and I'd like to think that there is a connection between our word golfing and the imitative Scottish word golfing that meant "grunting and snorting like a pig," as in the 16th century quote: "Thay come golfing full grim; Mony long tuthit bore." Either that or a possible Scottish word, now lost, that meant "hitting yourself over the head with an empty whisky bottle," since they both feel so good when you're not doing them.
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