Monday, March 13, 2006

avian flu and language

Avian Flu is coming??"??
Catchword: aaargh plop
Part of Speech: n.
Quotation:Scientists may just be learning what is already common knowledge among Indonesian villagers. Peter Roeder, a consultant for the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, says locals have an onomatopoeic name for bird flu “that sounds like ‘plop,’ the sound of a chicken hitting the ground when it falls out of a tree. They also have a name for the cat form of avian flu—’aargh plop’—because cats make a screaming noise before they fall out of the tree.” From Double Tongued Word Wrester Dictionary


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