Thursday, June 10, 2004

a female deer

in a moment of uncertainty, i look up "roe" in www.m-w.com and find this:

Main Entry: roe
Pronunciation: 'rO
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural roe or roes
Etymology: Middle English ro, from Old English rA; akin to Old High German rEh roe

and the definition ... is ...

DOE.

as in the deer, the female deer. (tell me you didn't sing it in your head)

so, roe is doe. doe is roe.

this is why i love the net. learning for the sake of learning ... that will bring us back to do(e)!

(of course, the other meaning of "roe" is "eggs of a fish especially when still enclosed in the ovarian membrane" so y'all can sleep soundly tonight)

1 comment:

Nick said...

witty!

...and thanks for clearing that up. for a while there i thought i could substitute "row" for "doe", too:

"doe, doe, doe your bought!"

(ang corny.)