[Ads-l] pornographic

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Wed Nov 5 14:43:32 UTC 2014


Is there a difference in the use of 'porn' to refer to 'Luridly appealing
to a debased sensibility' and the use of the full word 'pornography'?
On Nov 2, 2014 11:20 PM, "Benjamin Barrett" <gogaku at ix.netcom.com> wrote:

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> Some of these variations have been discussed here before. I wonder, =
> though, if you could have internet porn in the sense that there is =
> reality porn. Wikipedia, social media, Google and all kinds of other =
> internet sites put together. Would the stress pattern change? BB
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> > On Nov 2, 2014, at 8:11 PM, Neal Whitman <nwhitman at AMERITECH.NET> =
> wrote:
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> > Other examples of more generalized pornography that come to mind =
> include:
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> > food porn: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Food_porn
> > disaster porn:=20
> > http://inthesetimes.com/article/5487/our_addiction_to_disaster_porn
> > earth porn: http://earthporn.org/
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> > A COCA search for "[nn*] porn" also turns up torture porn, reality =
> porn,=20
> > death porn, and (new to me) ruin porn. Of course, there's also stuff=20=
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> > like "kiddie porn" and "internet porn," in which "porn" still has its=20=
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> > more specific meaning.
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> > Neal
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> > On 11/2/2014 5:54 PM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
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> >> 'Luridly appealing to a debased sensibility.'
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> http://www.flickfilosopher.com/2014/01/lone-survivor-review-never-get-invo=
> lved-land-war-asia.htm
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> >> ."..acknowledges the powerful fraternity of soldiers without being
> >> jingoistic about their work, and one that depicts the intensity and
> >> adrenaline of a battlefield without being pornographic about it."
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> >> Obviously alluding to "pornography of violence," but the key word
> >> "violence," while it is suggested, does not appear.
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> >> JL
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