[Ads-l] retronym?

Chris Waigl chris at LASCRIBE.NET
Wed Sep 1 20:11:37 EDT 2021


I would have thought of a stadium horn, too. (A plastic horn attached to an
air canister.)

On Wed, Sep 1, 2021 at 10:25 AM James Eric Lawson <jel at nventure.com> wrote:

> The WSJ article (source of the Yahoo aggregation) does mention a
> "bullhorn" (megaphone) rather than a "blow horn":
>
> "When curious locals came too close, Mohammed would use a bullhorn to
> tell them to go away."
>
>
> https://www.wsj.com/articles/afghan-interpreter-who-helped-rescue-biden-in-2008-left-behind-after-u-s-exit-11630429285
>
> On 9/1/21 10:46 AM, Dan Goncharoff wrote:
> > 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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