Friday, 29 June 2012
Posted by M.H. Forsyth
I don't know how many of this blog's readers are called Martin, it's not the sort of thing that's easy to check up on. Nonetheless, definition number five for the word martin in the OED amused me so much that I felt I ought to post it here (I have already e-mailed it to the only Martin I know).
Martin n. Agric. regional. A hermaphrodite or imperfect sterile female calf which is the twin of a male calf whose hormones affected its development; a heifer of this type; a spayed heifer