The Musk-rat State


The Musk-rat State
«ондатровый штат», «штат болотных крыс». Пренебрежительное прозвище штата Делавэр и его жителей (Musk-rats). С одной стороны, здесь действительно раньше водились ондатры (болотные крысы), а с другой — крошечные размеры территории штата дали повод для разного рода шуток типа «только крысы могут там уместиться».

Америка через американизмы. — М.: «Высшая школа». . 1982.

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