[Ads-l] retronym?

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Wed Sep 1 13:46:45 EDT 2021


A blow horn can also mean a megaphone, so shooing away spectators could
mean telling them to go away.

On Wed, Sep 1, 2021, 12:29 PM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> MW:
>
> "a pneumatic horn (as on a motor vehicle or diesel locomotive)."
>
> Hence, one of those air-powered canister horns that obnoxious fans blast at
> sporting events.
>
> JL
>
> On Wed, Sep 1, 2021 at 11:05 AM jim mcmurtry <
> 00000e551e9318c8-dmarc-request at listserv.uga.edu> wrote:
>
> > Air horn?
> >
> >
> >     On Wednesday, September 1, 2021, 07:06:46 AM EDT, Jonathan Lighter <
> > wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> https://www.yahoo.com/news/white-house-responds-plea-interpreter-234051930.html
> >
> > "At the scene, Mohammed stood guard with Afghan Army soldiers on one side
> > of the helicopter, according to the Journal, and used a blow horn to shoo
> > off spectators."
> >
> > A bugle?
> >
> > JL
> >
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