[Ads-l] ambiguities

Margaret Winters mewinters at WAYNE.EDU
Wed Nov 21 13:13:53 EST 2018


Or the kilt...


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MARGARET E WINTERS
Former Provost
Professor Emerita - French and Linguistics
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI  48202

mewinters at wayne.edu



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Subject: Re: ambiguities

Ah, the male skort.  Not to be confused with the male escort.

> On Nov 21, 2018, at 11:03 AM, Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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> https://www.glamourmagazine.co.uk/article/jw-anderson-mens-skort-autumn-winter-2013
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JW Anderson’s Men’s ‘Skort’: DO or DON’T? | Glamour UK<https://www.glamourmagazine.co.uk/article/jw-anderson-mens-skort-autumn-winter-2013>
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> On Wed, Nov 21, 2018, 10:55 AM James A. Landau <JJJRLandau at netscape.com
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>> On Sun, Nov 18, 2018 at 12:37 PM Mark Mandel <mark.a.mandel at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
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>>> How is "Women's skorts" ambiguous?
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>> 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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>> - Jim Landau
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