laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Thu Jul 18 16:46:16 UTC 2002
At 12:03 PM -0400 7/18/02, Mark A Mandel wrote:
>On Thu, 18 Jul 2002 Bapopik at AOL.COM wrote:
>#LAYING POLICEMAN--a speed bump. Said by my tour guide, when asked if
>#the bumps in the road have a slang name.
>We first heard "sleeping policeman" for these in Jamaica in 1972.
No doubt "lying policeman" (grammatically more "correct" than laying)
is blocked by homonymy...
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