The word "pornographic"

P2052 at AOL.COM P2052 at AOL.COM
Mon Jan 24 18:15:55 UTC 2000

I find it bothersome, too.  I 've never before heard it used to refer to
obscene behavior in general.  Etymologically, the word is associated with
prostitution; moreover, past and current usage specify some creative
medium--literature, art, or photography--as its venue.   The speaker probably
should have chosen the more general term, "obsene."

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