Date: Sun, 21 Jan 1996 21:56:53 EST From: Larry Horn 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. Larry