Prefix foolishness

Cartoon #2 for today: a Bizarro:

Recutting (or metanalysis — see here) at work, with the pro of provolone and the anti of antipasto treated as derivational prefixes. Historically, the provol- part of provolone represents provola, a type of Italian cheese (made with cow or buffalo milk), and the anti- part of antipasto is ante- ‘before’.

 

One Response to “Prefix foolishness”

  1. Loris Says:

    and the –one suffix means “big” or “large”

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