"Word" words?

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Mon Apr 28 15:15:53 UTC 2008

On Mon, Apr 28, 2008 at 10:25 AM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at att.net> wrote:
> At 4/27/2008 07:59 PM, Laurence Horn wrote:
>  >exactly as with HIV virus or PIN number, or ATM machine.  But "NFL
>  >football", like "NBA basketball" or "NHL hockey", is not redundant in
>  >the same way.
>  I agree; I was hasty and careless.  Substitute for NFL football MLS soccer.

Which = "Major League Soccer soccer", which may differ from high
school and college soccer in ways analogous to NFL football and the
rest. No goal, Joel.

Mark Mandel

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