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Re: Car definition bah humbug ! it is truck, suv a code switch !
Posted by neil dale [Email] (#2111) [Profile/Gallery] (more from neil dale) on Fri, 22 Dec 2017 12:22:08

In Reply to: Car definition, No Snaab, Thu, 21 Dec 2017 17:54:31
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interesting article about the origin of "call a spade a spade " I think this is similar! lexicographers might call it a "code switch" that a truck and SUV are being called a" car " of course, all the early cars were high, tall, heavy silly looking things gee kinda like SUV's now ! what progress ! LOL
Is It Racist To 'Call A Spade A Spade'? : Code Switch : NPR
https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2013/09/19/.../is-it-racist-to-call-a-spade-a-spad...
Sep 23, 2013 - For almost half a millennium, the phrase "call a spade a spade" has served as a demand to "tell it like it is." It is only in the ... In fact, one form of the expression that emerged later was "to call a spade a bloody shovel." The early usages of ... The word would change further in the years to come. Eventually, the ...

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