'word' words

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Mon Apr 28 15:18:35 UTC 2008

On Mon, Apr 28, 2008 at 11:13 AM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu> wrote:
> At 9:15 AM -0400 4/28/08, Geoffrey S. Nathan wrote:
>  Or "collie dog", which probably annoys canines for the same reasons.

Probably sets some people's teeth on edge...

Not to be confused with "lap chole", short for "laparoscopic
cholecystectomy" and homophonous with "lap collie", which I don't
*think* exists as a breed.

Mark Mandel

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

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