Ball Words and a new genus species of English Phraseology

Michael Schmitt m.schmitt at UNI-BONN.DE
Mon Dec 27 16:20:43 CST 2004

Dear colleagues,

Robin Leech wrote:

>>>Hi Taxacomers
>>>On the occasion of the symposium held in honor of my
>>>former professor, I coined the name BALL WORD
>>>or WORD CLONES in honor of George E Ball (The
>>>Canadian Entomologist 126(3): 921-923.  Year 1994.
>>>For the publication, I found Ball Words in Chinese, Czech,
>>>Ukrainian, Slovak, German and English.
>>>Robin Leech

Maybe you enjoy one in German (possibly you call this a fivefold ball
word): "Wenn Fliegen hinter Fliegen fliegen, fliegen Fliegen Fliegen
hinterher" (when flies follow flies, flies fly after flies).


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