What's an << orker >> and what does he/she do with cows?

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Mon Sep 2 15:58:21 UTC 2013

"Cow orker" is a very old joke on Usenet.



On Mon, Sep 2, 2013 at 11:40 AM, W Brewer wrote:
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> WB:  coworker = COW + ORKER.  Brain needs hyphen in there somewhere.

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