[Ads-l] Title: "A Manual for Cleaning Women"

Joel Berson berson at ATT.NET
Thu Aug 13 16:06:20 UTC 2015


"Light house keeper" was alleged in the elementary comparative linguistics course I took many years ago to be a minimal pair for "pause".  Otherwise known (or written) as hyphen, I guess.

I suppose "a manual for cleaning women" and (if David's "hose" is a typing error) "white house keeper" are also.

Joel

      From: David Barnhart <dbarnhart at HIGHLANDS.COM>
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This reminds me of "the white hose keeper" and "the light house keeper"

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> On Aug 12, 2015, at 6:27 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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> Is a manual really necessary for that? If the women are alive, in any case.
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> come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
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