Saturday, April 4, 2009
Why: It's a nonsense word. I don't understand why people use it.
Answer: Kudos, from the Greek κῦδος, kydos, (literally "that which is heard of") means "fame" and "renown" resulting from an act or achievement. Extending "kudos" to another individual is often done as a praising remark.
The More You Know: The noun kudos was originally a mass noun, but is now sometimes taken as a plural noun, most often as the plural of a new noun kudo. Bibbity bobbity boo.