Franklin Veaux (tacit) wrote,
Franklin Veaux
tacit

Linguistic musings

Axes seem to hold a special place in the collective consciousness of English speakers. Why is it, exactly, that we speak of axe murderers (usually in the context of "I'm not an..."), but we don't attach the weapon of choice to the descriptions of other murderers? One never speaks of a knife murderer, or a gun murderer, or a blunt-instrument murderer...
Tags: high weirdness, musings
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