Re: [NTLK] The "Greengrocers' Apostrophe" [OT]

From: Scott Rogers <srogers_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue Sep 04 2007 - 14:54:42 EDT

Now I'm gonna have that stuck in my head all day....

But the conversation went something like this:

Her: Scott? What is a "hound dog"?
Me: Um. It's a hund hund.
*snicker*
Her: It's a hund hund?
Me: Yeah. A hund hund.
Her: It is a dog dog?
Me: Yes.
Her: But...
Me: Indeed.
Her: But I don'tó
Me: I know, I know.

And then I explained that it was a kind of hunting dog.

On 9/4/07, Martin Joseph <NT@stillnewt.org> wrote:
>
> On Sep 4, 2007, at 5:40 AM, Lord Groundhog wrote:
>
> > ~~~ On 2007/09/04 04:47, Scott Rogers at srogers@gmail.com wrote ~~~
> >
> >> Heh. When I was in Germany in June, someone sang out "You ain't
> >> nothin' but a hound dog..." and one of the Germans asked me what a
> >> "hound dog" was.
> >>
> >> I said "Well...it's a hund hund."
> >
> >
> > So, you with the German who isn't a fan of Elvis? :) I thought
> > Presley did
> > a German language version of the song, but I must have gotten that
> > wrong.
> >
> > "Hound dog" is a great expression, isn't it? The Department of
> > Redundancy
> > Department couldn't have done better!
> >
>
> In english it's not redundant. A hound is a type of dog. Besides,
> You ain't nothing but a poodle dog doesn't sound as good...
>
> Marty
>
>
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