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Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Sun Oct 12 15:31:21 UTC 2014

At 10/12/2014 08:56 AM, Laurence Horn wrote:
>OK, but the entry doesn't connect RAS with cases of non-acronymic 
>cross-linguistic creeping opacity.  My favorite is "The La Brea Tar 
>Pits", which snarky Angelenos like to gloss as "the the tar tar pits".

Said by a stuttering ...

* artillery gunner when he's had a bad day aiming the missiles?

* general of the Abbasid Caliphate after a bad day against the 
Mongols at the Siege of Baghdad?


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