Kryponite and garlic

Charles Doyle cdoyle at UGA.EDU
Mon Jan 4 16:17:41 UTC 2010

Joel, I can't remember further details of the analog that you abstract!

I do recall the description of the typical Eskimo family, though: "A father, a mother, three children, and one anthropologist."


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>Date: Mon, 4 Jan 2010 11:07:36 -0500
>From: American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU> (on behalf of "Joel S. Berson" <Berson at ATT.NET>)
>At 1/4/2010 10:28 AM, Charles Doyle wrote:
>>I.e., the four sounds that elephants make to signify (with various shades of meaning), "Humans are listening!"
>Charlie, remind me of the ur-story of the anthropologist who visited a primitive tribe, asked what various things were called, published, and it was later discovered that ... they were being obscene?  calling him derogatory names?

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