[Ads-l] Medicane

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sun Sep 30 19:34:30 EDT 2018


I was thinking “medicare” + “cane” myself, but at our age, whatever gets you through…


> On Sep 30, 2018, at 5:32 PM, Mark Mandel <mark.a.mandel at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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> My automatic reaction-- to the pronunciation in my head, not to the written
> form-- was "*medical* + *cocaine*?"
> 
> Mark
> 
> On Sat, Sep 29, 2018, 1:07 PM Geoffrey Nathan <geoffnathan at wayne.edu> wrote:
> 
>> New word I found today on CNN:
>> 
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>> People in Greece and Turkey are bracing themselves for a rare and powerful
>> hurricane-type storm in southern Europe's Mediterranean region, due to hit
>> this weekend.
>> The storm, often called a "Medicane" (Mediterranean + hurricane) has
>> features similar to hurricanes and typhoons.
>> 
>> Geoff Nathan
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