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#1 2011-10-19 07:19:11

Dixon Wragg
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From: Santa Rosa, California
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"utter" for "udder"

Googling “cow’s utter” yields about 500 or so purportedly unique hits, though some looked redundant to me. It just seems like a misspelling, probably largely due to the fact that many folks would pronounce “utter” like “udder”.

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#2 2011-10-20 19:09:04

DavidTuggy
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Re: "utter" for "udder"

It does seem a little less likely than the converse (udder < utter) to be a purposeful joke.


*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .

(Possible Corollary: it is, and we are .)

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