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Posted By: GUEST, topsie
01-Mar-14 - 06:24 AM
Thread Name: BS: Omitted noun figure of speech
Subject: RE: BS: Omitted noun figure of speech
Yes Bert, but the fact that in 'Donkey's years' the 'Y' comes after the '[D]onk[ey]' and in 'Yonks' it comes before it suggests a reversal - hence back slang.