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Chris -- 2011-03-08
The Database has an early entry for , in which Sravana Reddy says, “It’s easy to see the source of the reanalysis… everyone knows that ‘hound’ is nearly synonymous with ‘dog’… and the eggcorners can’t really be blamed since (I think) ‘hund’ means dog (in German?)”.
For the same reason, it’s easy to see how, depending on dialect, you might be excused for thinking it’s a tautologous dogshund. Not too common, but does seem to be present in German, though maybe only to make fun of it. A Dutch friend told me that “dachshund” means something to do with hunting in tunnels, like a ferret.
What is a “salad bar” dog you ask? A little bit of this…and a little bit of that. In reality, I am pretty sure I am a mixture of 4 or 5 different types of terriers[possibly Jack Russell-Dogshund-Foxterrier and the like]
I wish I could bring my Dogshund/chihuahua to hunt with me. But she would probably just run away. :(
http://forum.treasurenet.com/index.php? … 60.10;wap2
pets:A white huskynamed Ice, a brown minature dogshund named Cookie
Last edited by burred (2010-12-15 14:55:37)
Undoubtedly many see and hear the word “dash” in “dachshund” and prove it by writing “dashound/dashhound.” I’m not sure, though, that everyone who says “DASH-hound” has in mind the semantics of “dashing.” I think “DASH-hund” is a common AmEng mispronunciation of “dachshund,” so common that it might even be considered an alternate pronunciation.
In German a badger is “der Dachs.” A dachshund is a “badger hound.”
“Dachshund” is frequently re-analyzed as “dutchhound.” See http://www.google.com/search?q=%22dutchhound%22 for samples. Perhaps people who use “dutchhound” think that it is a German dog? (or Dutch dog – Twentieth century English speakers often do not know that “dutch,” as it is used in historical phrases such as “Pennsylvania Dutch” and “double dutch,” are references to German speech or nationality, not to the language or people of the Netherlands.)
Last edited by kem (2010-12-15 18:59:08)
Ja, der Dutchhound gut.
They and our chew-wawa Lexi have a pet door so they bring us such ‘gifts’ fairly often
I’ve a 2 year old mongrel (King Charles, Chawowow, jack russell mix) so quite small.
http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/sho … p?t=864217
I guess the confusion between small dogs and compact cars is understandable:
I have a dog that looks like the dog in some Target commercials. I was told it was a datsun but I am not sure….
http://www.mihav.com/en/forum/dogs/is-q … for-14739/
my datsun dog is ill, he moves very slow & his muscles infront of his front legs trembles. please help.
http://www.justanswer.com/pet-dog/3zfp8 … z1i4yhF2MR
My datsun dog chases his tail, please help?
He is 6yrs old an is constantly chasing his tail when he does it he takes breaks to chew on stuff> WHY???
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index … 047AAivK5E
[The dog’s been in pretty good health for the past six years if you haven’t had to learn the standard name of the breed.]
It was a blistering 24 degrees thia morning.I walked into the car port and my wifes datsun dog is sleeping in the middle of my 68 camaro’s cowl hood !!!!!!!!
http://www.camaros.net/forums/archive/i … 27196.html
There are lots of these. I thought of looking at car forums to see if anyone was having trouble with their dachshund’s engine, but I decided against it.
Last edited by patschwieterman (2011-12-31 03:39:35)