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Unformatted text preview: 35 1 Chapter 2 Animal Metaphors • Domestic – Cats, Chickens, Cows, Dogs, Donkeys, Goats, Horses, Mice, Rats, Sheep • Fish & Water Animals – Crabs, Clams, Fish, Oysters • Wild Animals – Bears, Buffalo, Foxes, Lions, Monkeys, Shrews, Tigers 35 2 Vocabulary Plus: A Source-Based Approach www.ablongman.com/nilsen By Don L. F. Nilsen And Alleen Pace Nilsen 35 3 Grimm’s Law Ct. Romance & Germanic Languages b d g b’ d’ g’ k t p x/h θ f 35 4 Great English Vowel Shift ay (bite) ^ i: (beat) ^ e: (bait) ^ æ: (bat) aw (bout) ^ u: (boot) ^ o: (boat) ^ a: (bought) 35 5 Etymologies • Dumbo, jumbo jets & jumbo shrimp Jumbo from P. T. Barnum’s circus • Mickey Mouse Course Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse, whose ears movie cameras • Pie Magpie or pie (because of its collection) • Scapegoat During Yom Kipur, the sins of the people were symbolically piled on a goat and it was sent into the wilderness. • Snipe hunting and sniper A snipe is a real bird resemblilng a woodcock • Trojan Horse comes from Greek mythology (Nilsen & Nilsen 28) 35 6 Playing Cat and Mouse 35 7 Cat Metaphors Cat burglar Cat out of the bag Catbird seat Catfish Cattail Catting around Catty Felix (the name) Kittenish Kitty (in a card game) Kitty-cornered (cutting across diagonallly) Tom catting around 35 8 Chicken & Bird Metaphors Beaker (in Chemistry) Chick Chicken feed Chicken out Chiclets Cock a gun Cock sure attitude Cockamamie Cocked hat Cockeyed Cockpit Cocky attitude Dixie Chicks...
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