[Ads-l] ambiguities

James A. Landau JJJRLandau at NETSCAPE.COM
Wed Nov 21 10:55:53 EST 2018

On Sun, Nov 18, 2018 at 12:37 PM Mark Mandel <mark.a.mandel at gmail.com>

> How is "Women's skorts" ambiguous?

I'll concede it is hardly ambiguous, but it still produces an uncertainty:  the specification of "Women's" seems to imply that there are skorts other than women's and "Women's" is needed to specify what subset of skorts is being sold.

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