milk and milk-milk [Was: tea, herbal tea, and tea-tea]

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Thu May 14 23:17:57 UTC 2009

At 5/14/2009 04:20 PM, Mark Mandel wrote:
>The usual hypernym is also
>"tea", and the ambiguity is resolved as "real tea" or "tea tea" or
>"not herbal".

In my childhood a family housekeeper would ask me and my younger
brother whether we wanted "skim" or "real milk".


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