Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Tue Jul 16 16:11:33 UTC 2002

On Tue, Jul 16, 2002 at 11:05:38AM -0500, Erin McKean wrote:
> In Verbatim XXIV/2 they were referred to as "misdivisions." When
> intentional, they're often called "charades."
> A couple of examples:
> God in three persons is not bound by his own pronoun-cements.
> "Combat-ants" and "Fur-below" are some others often mentioned.

"Cow-orker" has long (1989 at least) been in use on Usenet;
it's very common.

Jesse Sheidlower

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