[Ads-l] Kettling

W Brewer brewerwa at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jun 8 19:55:42 UTC 2020

LH:  << Oh, *that* kind of venery.  Nevermind (to quote Emily Litella). >>
WB:  Mais, bien sur! As in Latin vēnārī 'to hunt' (bagging venison e.g.);
folk-etymologized as from vĕnus, vĕnĕris f. 'charm, loveliness; love';
Greshamly degenerating into Vĕnus on the Half-Shell (Kilgore Trout
{Farmer/Vonnegut}), vel UrbanDic sim.

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