Baker, John M. JMB at STRADLEY.COM
Fri May 14 19:58:34 UTC 2010

        There is a widespread, seemingly visceral, association of
fingerprinting with criminality in Europe.  There is some of that in the
U.S., but it's much less emphatic here, and nobody seems too troubled by
the idea that you have to have your fingerprints taken if you get a job
with a bank or in the securities industry.  But it causes problems when
U.S.-regulated entities that are required to fingerprint their employees
open offices in countries where privacy laws prevent this.

John Baker

-----Original Message-----
From: American Dialect Society [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf
Of Victor Steinbok
Sent: Friday, May 14, 2010 4:24 AM
Subject: kiddyprinting

Wondering what "kiddyprinting" is about? No, it's not letting kids print
files on public printers. And, no, it's not kiddy-porn printed for

I doubt you can tell what it is from the header, unless you already

     ConLibs to outlaw kiddyprinting without permission

> The new government plans to ban the controversial practice in schools
> of taking children's fingerprints without their permission.

I had no idea what this was going to be until I clicked through. Now I
know. UK has different conventions.


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