Re: [ADS-L] animal "produce" (some Google results)?

RonButters at AOL.COM RonButters at AOL.COM
Mon Nov 24 21:52:43 UTC 2008

I think you are totally right, Larry--and very helpfully clarifying as usual. 

In a message dated 11/24/08 4:38:11 PM, laurence.horn at YALE.EDU writes:

> I think it's a slippery slope, and a contextually
> determined one.  Many cookbooks and menus have
> "meat" sections/chapters, and only when you also
> notice the presence or absence of a "poultry"
> section/chapter can you be sure what the scope of
> "meat" is for that particular author or menu
> designer.  And has been often recognized, the
> felicity of a "X and Y" locution (as in the "cats
> and kittens", "slippers and shoes", "lions and
> lionesses" type of case) is perfectly compatible
> with X being a hyponym of Y or vice versa.  If
> Dr. Spock writes a book on Infant and Child Care,
> he does not thereby commit himself to infants
> being non-children.  As for The Fresh Market's
> "meat, poultry, pork, and seafood", I throw up
> (at least) my hands.
> LH

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