[Ads-l] retronym?

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Sep 1 12:28:36 EDT 2021


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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