[Ads-l] Can you say "Cossack"?

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Tue May 19 12:19:50 UTC 2015


Various CNN anchors and others continue to say "Co Sax."

JL

On Tue, May 19, 2015 at 7:37 AM, W Brewer <brewerwa at gmail.com> wrote:

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> In my juvenile humor days, I made the paronymic association of <Cossacks>
> [KAH-sacks] with <coccyx> [KAH-sicks]. Just discovered the internet
> prescribes [COCK-six]. So I guess they don't think the Cossacks are
> assholes, after all. Sure ruins a good pun.
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