Anti-swearing law

Thomas Paikeday t.paikeday at SYMPATICO.CA
Sun Feb 20 05:19:51 UTC 2000

Lynne Murphy wrote:

> >  Mike writes:
> >
> > "Microsoft", "Windows",  and "Bill Gates" are very  high on my list of
> > swear words today.  I'm enough of an optimist to believe that those
> > words aren't candidates for permanent swearhood: Windows won't go on
> > forever, will it?
> It disturbs me to think of this as swearing.
> Swearing is taking God's name in vain.
> "Bill Gates" is a name used in swearing.
> Ergo, Bill Gates is God?!
> Nope, don't like that at all.
> Lynne

A terrible syllogism, I think!

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