duel roll

Paul paulzjoh at MTNHOME.COM
Sat Feb 16 04:03:10 UTC 2008

as served at The Twin Dragon Dim Sum restaurant

Laurence Horn wrote:
> At 5:22 PM -0800 2/15/08, JAMES A. LANDAU Netscape. Just the Net You
> Need. wrote:
>> A Web news page, which I cannot locate again, had the phrase "duel
>> roll" for "dual role".
>> You don't often see double-malaprops like the above.
>> I don't suppose it counts as an eggcorn since it is hard to imagine
>> what a "duel roll" might be (a list of gladiators who have been
>> assigned to single combats?)
> Sushi for samurai swordsmen?
>> OT:  If I remember correctly, "canola" or "Canola" is an acronym for
>> "Canada oil low-acid"---MWCD11 says "a rape plant of an imporved
>> variety having seeds that are low in erucic acid".
> Given "Mazola" (maize + -ola, corn oil), Saffola (safflower + -ola)
> and no doubt other -olas, I wonder if there's any reason to believe
> "Canola" is really an acronym, as opposed to "Can[adian] + -ola", as
> I was maintaining earlier today.  Unless of course all the -olas come
> from "...oil low-acid", but somehow that seems unlikely.  -ola just
> seems like a natural candidate for a commercial-Latinate rendering
> (rending?) of 'oil'.
> LH
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