July 11, 2012

1625–35, Americanism  < the Massachusett reflex of Proto-Algonquian *šeka·kwa  (derivative of *šek-  urinate + -a·kw  fox,foxlike animal
In case you were wondering this is origin of the word SKUNK.  And why do I bring this up?
Today my dog Shunka met his first skunk.  Not a happy camper my boy.  He stinks in spite of a bath and a day outside and he will not be joining us in the bedroom tonight.