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Chris -- 2011-03-08
I onced watched a couple of moles crawling into their borough.
From my angle, all I could see was mole-asses.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/offbeat/story/20 … -1010.html
On a news forum today, reporting on steamy ads for molasses, there was this unusual use of borough for burrow. It turns out that they are from the same root words, along with bury.
Keep an eye out for tiny Middle Eastern eateries all over New York City’s burrows
http://www.googobits.com/articles/p2-42 … n-nyc.html
I suspect that these are malaprops, though it’s conceivable that some see a parallel.