jester at PANIX.COM
Tue Jul 16 15:56:45 UTC 2002
On Tue, Jul 16, 2002 at 11:50:03AM -0400, Laurence Horn wrote:
> >Is there a word for compounds that
> >break more than one way?
> Not that I know of, but my favorite has always been BERIBBONED:
> the intended parse (be-ribboned) vs. the un- (be-rib-boned). I guess
> these are Janus words in a different sense from that of our old
> friends the enantionyms (cleave, sanction,...).
In discussions of the urban legend that the Chevy Nova was a
failure in Spanish-speaking countries because its name reads
as "no va" i.e. "no go", it is sometimes brought up that no
English speakers seem to mind going to their THE RAPIST.
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