'word' words

Dan Goodman dsgood at IPHOUSE.COM
Mon Apr 28 17:31:23 UTC 2008

Geoffrey S. Nathan wrote:
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> 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').

"Fiction novel"

And what's the term for "Coffee and Expresso?"  That shows up on gas
station signs in Minneapolis.

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