Master Quang; was Re: wierd acronym

James A. Landau <> JJJRLandau at NETSCAPE.COM
Fri Sep 4 12:41:21 UTC 2009

On 3 Sep 2009, at 11:23 AM, Wilson Gray wrote:

> Prof. Polkinghorne is pullinng your leg, Barbara. His is a reference
> to what has become an inside joke among the more mature among the
> linguisterati, to coin a term that, with any luck, won't get much
> traction, to coin a phrase.
> -Wilson
> On Thu, Sep 3, 2009 at 10:48 AM, Barbara Need<bhneed at> wrote:
>> On 3 Sep 2009, at 9:07 AM, Laurence Horn wrote:
>>> At 6:54 AM -0700 9/3/09, James A. Landau <JJJRLandau at>
>>> wrote:
>>>> HUNS = Hanoi University of the Natural Sciences
>>>>    - Jim Landau
>>> Better than the acronym for the South Hanoi Institute of Technology,
>>> the affiliation of the late great linguist Quang Phuc Dong.

Beware of over-interpretation of Hanoi-ing acronyms.  There are, after all,
only one and a half dozen possible metaphors about Vietnam, which is why
we speak of Vietnam's Eighteenth Parallel.

    - Jim Landau

PS and OT:  could "flag up" be an error for "flog up"?

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