A Pair of Fruits

Doug Harris cats22 at FRONTIERNET.NET
Thu Feb 28 02:33:05 UTC 2008

And there's the wonderfully-paired trucking company owners of Barr-Nunn
They must have met through T Harmony.

At 5:37 PM -0500 2/27/08, RonButters at AOL.COM wrote:
>In a message dated 2/27/08 5:14:26 PM, blukoff at ALVORD.COM writes:
>>  > Or than a field as small as linguistics was 40 years ago having a
>>  > (Herbert) Paper, a (Herbert) Penzl, a Postal, and a Stampe all active
>>  > and (of course) writing.>>

>>  Or a Lukoff (my father) and two Lakoffs...
>Even more astounding, the two Lakoffs were once married to each other.
>And George Lakoff's cousin is Naomi Qjuinn -- how often does THAT happen?
>As I recall, Postal and Stampe published an article together.
>And a 1970s reader in linguistics and literature was edited by Love and
>And my high school chemistry book was written by someone named Dull.

Mine too.  Hey, maybe it was even the same guy!

>When will it end, and how?

I don't know about ending, but I always enjoy citing _The Theory of
Presupposition Failure_ by P. Harder and C. Kock.


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