The etymology of 'jizz'

To: CanberraBirds <>
Subject: The etymology of 'jizz'
From: David McDonald <>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2008 09:47:50 +1100
It was good to see the publicity of the Blitz in last Saturday's Canberra Times, along with David Cook's excellent photos.

It was not so good to see the further propagation of the scientific weed that the word 'jizz' is derived from the work of WW2 aircraft spotters. So this is an opportunity to acknowledge the fantastic work that Alastair Smith is doing in digitising back copies of Canberra Bird Notes, and to refer you to what is possibly the most cited and most plagiarised of all the articles published in CBN, McDonald, D. 1996, 'The etymology of "Jizz"', Canberra Bird Notes, vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 2-11, online in full text at . (The article is also available in the Internet Archive using the Wayback machine.) It will probably tell you more than you ever wanted to know about the topic!

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