Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Mon Dec 4 16:17:20 UTC 2006

At 12/4/2006 11:02 AM, you wrote:
>This sort of thing provides some support for a weak interpretation
>of Whorf-Sapir.
>   Would "pornaments" be likely to be produced and sold commercially
> if English did not offer a coincidental phonetic overlap between
> "pornography" and "ornament" ?
>   JL

Of course they would.  But here is the new neo-con platform for
(before?) 2008:  Clean up America and its malls by passing a federal
law prohibiting the p---- industry from using English.

Joel (who is disappointed to find himself not the non-ADS member
whose membership was offered to be subsidized).

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