[Ads-l] auroch

W Brewer brewerwa at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jan 9 17:11:30 EST 2017


JL:<< auroch: Supersingular of singular "aurochs" - the "wild supercow of
Europe." >>
ME: << It would have been sensible to nativize the borrowing as “aurox”.
And I’d be fine with a plural “auroxen”. >>
WB:  But, <aurochs> has butted into the lonely hapax <buttock>
paradigm. Technically a phenomenon known as  aurochsymoron; i.e. "What kine
of fool am I?"

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