'word' words

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Apr 28 15:13:22 UTC 2008

At 9:15 AM -0400 4/28/08, Geoffrey S. Nathan 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').
Or "collie dog", which probably annoys canines for the same reasons.


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