[Ads-l] words connected to a single provenance

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Aug 27 13:54:13 EDT 2018


> On Aug 27, 2018, at 1:49 PM, Mark Mandel <mark.a.mandel at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> (The original) Homer's "wine-dark sea" was also the "testicle-shrinking
> sea": a fact that students are unlikely to encounter unless they are
> reading him in Greek, or at least studying the language.
> 
> Μάρκος

Which also reminds us of another word connected to a single provenance:

“Shrinkage” (George Costanza)

> 
> 
> On Mon, Aug 27, 2018, 1:30 PM Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu> wrote:
> 
>>> On Aug 27, 2018, at 1:07 PM, MULLINS, WILLIAM D (Bill) ...<
>> william.d.mullins18.civ at MAIL.MIL> wrote:
>>> 
>>>>> On Aug 27, 2018, at 11:49 AM, Galen Buttitta <
>> satorarepotenetoperarotas3 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
>>>>> 
>>>>> Point of order: “Cowabunga” was popularized by Michelangelo of the
>> Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”. Bart Simpson said “¡Ay, caramba!”.
>>>> 
>>>> You’re absolutely correct.  D’oh!
>>> 
>>> Doesn't "D'oh!" fall into this category?
>> 
>> 
>> *Which also gives Homer at least three epithets that are viable candidates
>> for this derby:*
>> “Rosy-fingered”
>> “*Wine-dark*”
>> “D’oh"
>> 
>> 
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