Date: Sun, 21 Jan 1996 21:56:53 EST
From: Larry Horn LHORN[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]YALEVM.CIS.YALE.EDU
Subject: Roll over, sparrow grass...
...and give Elephant & Castle (not to mention the 4-stair furnace) the news.
Tired of trotting out those same tired examples of loss of transparency/folk
etymology/reanalysis? Try this one on for size:
"Meanwhile, Richard Parker Bowles, brother of Camilla's ex-husband,
Andrew, said that from the beginning Camilla approved of Charles'
marrying Diana while she remained his power mower."
Richmond Times-Dispatch, quoted in
New Yorker, 1.22/95, p. 83
Let me be your power mower/
Till your push mower comes home?
OK, it's too nonce to qualify for WOTY. But maybe it'll catch on.