Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Dec 4 19:09:23 UTC 2006

>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

Well, if not for pORNaments, they might have been marketed as XXXmas items...


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