Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jan 27 22:47:33 UTC 2009

Thanks! So... rare but not unique.
Mark Mandel

On Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 5:26 PM, Victor <aardvark66 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Here are five examples. These are not easy to find and each represents
> 100-200 similar occurrences. It took me about fifteen minutes to set up
> a filter selective enough to ignore most other combinations. But if you
> look for preselected combinations "N1 looking N2", it might be easier to
> find some specific examples [where N1 is something that could plausibly
> serve as a target (e.g., an animal or a type of individual, such as
> bodyguard or janitor) and N2 is one of simple human descriptors, such as
> man, woman, boy, girl, guy, girlfriend, etc.].
> ...

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