Oleomargarine is what margarine was originally called, sometimes shortened to 'oleo'. This makes it one of a select few: words which can be broken into two words, so that each of the two and the original word are synonymous. That is:
oleomargarine = oleo = margarine.
Can you find another two English words that share this property?
(In reply to simple
>> buttocks = butt
I've never had the urge to kick someone in the "ocks" however...
Posted by Sam
on 2004-02-11 00:28:48