Lynne Murphy lynnem at COGS.SUSX.AC.UK
Fri Mar 2 17:28:10 UTC 2001

Interesting (new? I'd not be so bold as to make such a claim to this
audience)  word from an article on defective artificial body parts in
today's Salon:


Flawed implants are rare, but sometimes they make it all the way
from the factory to the surgeon's table to a carved-out place inside of
you. And unlike a station wagon, which can have a faulty transmission
replaced in an afternoon at the garage, the only way to retrieve a
defective implant, in many cases, is to cut open a human body. And since
there are no guidelines on how to proceed when there's an implant recall,
whether a surgeon removes, or "ex-plants," the device is largely a judgment

M Lynne Murphy
Lecturer in Linguistics
School of Cognitive and Computing Sciences
University of Sussex
Brighton BN1 9QH

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