thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Wed Apr 30 02:21:18 UTC 2008
On Tue, Apr 29, 2008 at 8:51 PM, Dave Hause <dwhause at jobe.net> wrote:
> Hard to beat the law enforcement use of "K9 dog."
That's a dog that's trained as a -- member? -- of what's actually called the
"K-9 Corps". Of course "K-9" is a pun or rebus, but this is a "K9 dog", not
a "canine dog". Homophonous but not the same.
Neither OED nor MW has "K9" or "K-9". Google search finds inter alia the
The Quartermaster K-9 Corps
On 13 March 1942, the Quartermaster Corps began training dogs for the Army's
"K-9 Corps." The phrase "K-9 Corps" became a popular title for the War Dog
Program in the 1940s, and found wide informal usage both inside and outside
The CIA K-9s — Central Intelligence Agency
The K-9 Corps - formed in 1991 - is one of our favorite groups at the CIA.
Our K-9s and their human partners protect the CIA and our employees. And
today, our K-9s handle jobs that humans just can't do as well.
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