'word' words

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Mon Apr 28 15:11:59 UTC 2008

On Mon, Apr 28, 2008 at 9:15 AM, Geoffrey S. Nathan <an6993 at wayne.edu> wrote:
> Just one more...
>  Something that strikes me as indescribably goyish:
>  Challah bread
>  seen in many stores throughout the country (although, of course, challah
>  is monomorphemic, so it's semantically, rather than morphologically
>  redundant).  Kind of like 'baguette bread' (not that I've actually seen
>  that one, although Google returns >64K results for 'baguette bread recipe').

A baker who sells at our weekly farmer's market sometimes has
non-redundant "baguette bread". It's made from the same dough as his
baguettes, but the loaf is the familiar ~rectangle rather than the
baguette stick.

Mark Mandel

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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