uniting two old threads... (p.s.)

Mullins, Bill AMRDEC Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL
Fri May 26 15:45:18 UTC 2006

> -----Original Message-----
> From: American Dialect Society
> [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of Chris F. Waigl
> Sent: Friday, May 26, 2006 10:42 AM
> Subject: Re: uniting two old threads... (p.s.)
> This type of syllable-wise shortening is very common in
> German. See also _Adidas_ and _Eduscho_, both of course from
> proper names.

When I was in fourth grade, we knew, with absolute certainty, that
"Adidas" meant "All Day I Dream About Sex".

Seriously, what does it stand for?

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