Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue Jul 7 19:11:33 UTC 2009

At 2:16 PM -0400 7/7/09, Mark Mandel wrote:
>On Tue, Jul 7, 2009 at 12:30 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>wrote:
>>  At 12:00 PM -0400 7/7/09, Joel S. Berson wrote:
>>  >This makes me wonder, not knowing the full context, whether "mannery"
>>  >refers to the jewelry, or rather the place whereon it is
>>  >placed.  Analagous to (esp.?) nunnery -- and I see the OED has for
>>  >"-ery":  "b. In modern, chiefly U.S., use, after bakery (= baker's
>>  >shop or works), and similar words, this suffix has gained
>>  >considerable currency in denoting 'a place where an indicated article
>>  >or service may be purchased or procured'"  Or found?
>>  >
>>  >Joel
>>  So another sense for "mannery" would be a sports bar, or strip joint?
>Or what Ursula K. LeGuin, in one of her sf stories, called a fuckery: On a
>world where only one birth in 12 is a male, the men are cloistered away and
>do no work but reproduction. When a woman wants to become pregnant, that's
>where she goes for it.
>m a m

A future that now seems quaint, unless they simply forgot how to do in vitro.


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