[DWJ] "Orthogonal" (orthogonally to T-shirt slogans)

Helen Schinske hschinske at aol.com
Tue Jun 8 13:32:08 EDT 2010


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Charlie Butler" <charles.hannibal at gmail.com>

[re "oxymoron"]


>I used to tell my students that it was Greek for "stupid cow." No one
> laughed, though.
>

I remember telling one of my college professors that the translation 
"ox-eyed Hera" bothered me, because I kept hearing it as "oxide Hera." Of 
course "cow-eyed" would be even worse, though cows and oxen do have pretty 
eyes if you look at them the right way.

Helen Schinske 




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