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Re: Idioms & Phrases

From:Herman Miller <hmiller@...>
Date:Monday, August 26, 2002, 2:20
On Sun, 25 Aug 2002 18:20:28 -0700, Arthaey Angosii <arthaey@...>

>The language has a tendency to shorten many common phrases into a single >word, although everyone knows the expanded form to which it refers. Anyone >know of another language (con or nat) that does this sort of thing?
Japanese has shorthand words like "waei" meaning "Japanese-English", or "gessuikin" meaning "Monday, Wednesday, and Friday". -- languages of Azir------> ---<>--- hmiller (Herman Miller) "If all Printers were determin'd not to print any email password: thing till they were sure it would offend no body, \ "Subject: teamouse" / there would be very little printed." -Ben Franklin