Eggorn? Different cattle of fish

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Dec 5 16:33:21 UTC 2008

At 2:49 PM +0000 12/5/08, Michael Quinion wrote:
>A World Wide Words subscriber - John Walden-Jones from Spain - points out
>that "different cattle of fish" has a number of Google hits.

As in a cow of a different color?  (Given Britney's "the paparazzi
has" with its massification of a count noun, "a different cattle of
fish" also allows us to conserve the law of lexical thermodynamics by
countifying a mass term.)


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