words of prey

Douglas G. Wilson douglas at NB.NET
Mon Feb 2 00:29:41 UTC 2004

>"words of prey"?  anyone have cites on this?  or insights?

Unless it's a regionalism or neologism, I don't think it has any meaning as
it stands.

My naive guess is that it's a malapropism: he was using nasty language,
maybe obscene or racial epithets, and some citizen reached deep for an
appropriate description, likely "words of abuse" or so, and got it garbled,
mixed with "birds of prey".

-- Doug Wilson

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