[Ads-l] Fun with Wild Boars

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Aug 15 17:15:14 EDT 2020


 https://www.yahoo.com/news/wild-boar-stole-german-nudists-152429522.html

"The boar in question emerged from the forest with two cubs last week and
made its way through crowds of Berliners seeking to cool off in the
Teufelsee, one of the city’s many lakes."

The real story here is that some people don't distinguish between "piglets"
(or "boarlets") and "cubs."

JL

On Mon, May 11, 2020 at 1:52 PM Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
wrote:

> I have, and even if it’s new a new word (it’s not in the OED, FWIW), I
> nominate “boarlet” for the either the new category of “Most Pleasantly
> Distracting Word of the Year” or that of “Word of the Year with the Most
> Surprisingly Adorable Denotation".
>
>
> > On May 11, 2020, at 1:46 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>
> wrote:
> >
> > Not meant for ADS-L, but enjoy.
> >
> > JL
> >
> > On Mon, May 11, 2020 at 11:24 AM Jonathan Lighter <
> wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> >>
> >> No kidding:
> >>
> >>
> >>
> https://uk.news.yahoo.com/wild-boarlets-born-donegal-believed-165700219.html
> >>
> >>
> >> Jon
> >> --
> >>
> >>
> >> "If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the
> truth."
> >>
> >
> >
> > --
> > "If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the
> truth."
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