"Upset" & other nomenological phenomena

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Nov 20 00:43:45 UTC 2002

>Biblical names are presumably fair game, but who names his son "Goliath"?
>Or "Judas"? Or "Onan"?
Actually, more seriously than Onan, it could be remarked that while
"Judas", the Greek version of the name, is (mostly) blocked by the
taboo avoidance we've been discussing, the Hebrew version Judah is
still alive and well.  (At least I assume these are the same
name--that's usually the way it works.)


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