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Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sun Sep 18 21:33:34 EDT 2016


Similar ratios for "Communist bloc" vs. "Communist block" and for "Soviet bloc" vs. "Soviet block".  A natural subsumption, I suppose.  (Cf. "straight is the gate".)


LH

> On Sep 18, 2016, at 8:44 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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> "voting block": ca. 185,000 raw hits
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> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.theatlantic.com_politics_archive_2016_09_why-2Ddont-2Dasians-2Dcount_498893_&d=CwIBaQ&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=wFp3X4Mu39hB2bf13gtz0ZpW1TsSxPIWYiZRsMFFaLQ&m=4GS0D5cQRB7-9lC1Z18wSDNMNK4WYrSPCO5k-EEXmz0&s=LvbHne6YvKacrg18eIGBbicaHblYhJfOOWdDyzcud1g&e= 
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> The "voting-bloc" of my youth: ca. 368,000 raw hits
> 
> They're gaining on us!
> 
> -- 
> -Wilson
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