Kryponite and garlic

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Tue Jan 5 13:57:15 UTC 2010

At 1/5/2010 01:01 AM, Seán Fitzpatrick wrote:
>Were you thinking of Margaret Meade?

No; I think the locale was South America.  Or
perhaps I'm conflating that with a joke.


>Seán Fitzpatrick
>6 phases of a project: 1. Irrational Exuberance 2. Disillusionment
>3. Unwarranted Panic 4. Flight of the Culpable
>5. Punishment of the Innocent 6. Elevation of the Non-Participants.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Charles Doyle [mailto:cdoyle at UGA.EDU]
>Sent: Monday, January 04, 2010 11:18 AM
>Subject: Re: Kryponite and garlic
>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."
>---- Original message ----
> >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?
> >
> >Joel
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