End of ADS-L Digest - 7 Mar 1994 to 8 Mar 1994 ********************************************** There is one message totalling 20 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. Adam's off ox/house cat ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Wed, 9 Mar 1994 07:42:02 EST From: Wayne Glowka Subject: Re: Adam's off ox/house cat One of my colleagues from southern North Carolina often complains that our students don't know anymore than "Adam's house cat." Thanks to this thread I will have some obnoxious thing to say about variants of Adam's off ox next time she makes such a pronouncement. By the way, the chairman and I had great laughs about chairheads and huperdaughters, etc., but our sense of humor was not shared by the three persons who snapped at me about obscuring the real issue with such trivialities. I guess I need to study more womyn's herstory to fully appreciate etymology. I'll start with Isidore of Seville who tells me that beavers are called *castra* because they castrate themselves to get away from hunters who want their testacles for perfume. Thus should a man do to avoid temptation. I'm getting old and grumpy.