milch cow

Tony Glaser tonyglaser at MINDSPRING.COM
Sat Jan 6 22:46:29 UTC 2001

There's another example of a foreign word which is (mis?-) used in a
particular setting and yet is pronounced in the standard English way:
"bleu cheese". Is this pure marketing, trying to give a product a
French cachet, or what? (Or is it a particular kind of cheese made
only from the milk of milch cows, I wonder? :) )

Tony Glaser

>My father (b. 1917central NY) would use the word milch cow occasionally and
>could give it either pronunciation /ts/ or affricate.  But it's very
>old-fashioned, 'dairy cow' would be the more common term today.  In the old
>days of course, people used to just have a single cow.   I'd find it hard to
>imagine applying the term 'dairy cow' to one of these loners.
>Dale Coye
>The College of NJ

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