[Ads-l] Fun with Wild Boars

Mark Mandel markamandel at GMAIL.COM
Sat Aug 15 20:56:28 EDT 2020


Especially in print. In fact, for a moment I misread it as that.

MAM


On Sat, Aug 15, 2020, 5:59 PM Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at gmail.com> wrote:

> I find the similarity in the words for bears and boars interesting:
>
> https://animalcorner.org/animal-names/
>
> Apparently, a male bear is a "boar", and a female bear and female boar are
> both called a "sow". Somehow, now, a "boar cub" seems normal...
> DanG
>
>
> On Sat, Aug 15, 2020 at 5:15 PM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> >
> 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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