[Ads-l] auroch

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jan 9 17:44:36 EST 2017

On Mon, Jan 9, 2017 at 11:19 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>

> Supersingular of singular "aurochs" - the "wild supercow of Europe."

"Octopi" all over again. And why are they calling it a "cow" and not an
"ox," anyway?

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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