[Coco] furriners, more regional dialect
smostrom at mn.rr.com
Mon Aug 30 21:22:33 EDT 2004
KnudsenMJ at aol.com wrote:
>In a message dated 8/29/04 10:25:38 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
>alxevans at concentric.net writes:
>>>How about emus? Do they survive only in crossword puzzles? --Mike K.
>> Considering the number that I personally have seen over the years, I
>> seriously doubt that they have gone the way of the dodo and the
>> passenger pigeon.
>And then there is the Rhea, which I suspect is not only extinct, but appears
>much more rarely in the crosswords.
>Speaking of crossword rarities, who has ever heard of an "ort", meaning a
>table scrap of food? My unabridged dictionary says it's a Danish-derived dialect
>word, so I'd expect northern Midwesterners to know it. But I never, ever,
>heard or saw it till the x-words. --Mike K.
I know the word well, but maybe because I'm a crossword and logic puzzle
-- Steve --
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