[Ads-l] body = 'human being as a complete person'

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Tue Sep 1 20:00:11 UTC 2015


Or maybe the current def. is "human being as vulnerable to injury or death."

JL

On Tue, Sep 1, 2015 at 3:35 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
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> Not quite the same - because for Burns (I assume) it was a familiar idiom.
> It just meant "person," without implying that some special aspect of
> personhood was being emphasized.
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> For the opposite, cf. 20th C. " warm body" = 'person as interchangeable and
> nondescript.'
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> JL
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> > "Gin a body meet a body / Coming through the rye ..." -- R. Burns.
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> > Dec. 24, 2014:
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> > "Every 28 hours a Black body is slain by a cop, security or vigilante.
> > EVERY 28 FUCKING HOURS. This is what genocide looks like."
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> > A Minnesota spokesman for #Blacklivesmatter has repeated this phrase
> > several times on CNN, though leaving out "security or vigilante."
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> > Traditionally a person has been considered as more than a mere body, but
> > maybe that's changing.
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> > JL
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