disposable garbage bags

Mark A. Mandel mamandel at LDC.UPENN.EDU
Wed Feb 2 16:22:01 UTC 2005

from a friend:

See below for an amusing LJ entry from Martin [...], and my response.


> I have just bought, I kid you not, a packet of "disposable garbage bags".
> If that's a retronym, I *really* don't want to know.

    My one thought is that it's perhaps a back-translation of a
    mistranslation of biodegradable? Otherwise, it really doesn't make sense.


-- Mark A. Mandel
[This text prepared with Dragon NaturallySpeaking.]

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