Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Sat Aug 20 18:01:50 UTC 2005

ME: But beef comes from beeves, and pork from porkers.

At 8/20/2005 01:25 PM, you wrote:
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>Sender:       American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
>Poster:       "Arnold M. Zwicky" <zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU>
>Subject:      derivations
>Hilary Price's cartoon Rhymes with Orange, 8/20/05. "The Origin of
>CAT: Beef comes from cows, pork comes from pigs, but chicken comes
>from... chickens.  Isn't that strange?
>DOG: Not really, considering duck comes from duck and roe comes from
>CAT: Roe comes from fish.
>Dog: Yeah, sure--and ham's not from hamsters.

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