Afghanistan Repatriation Memorial

Sarah puellaest at GMAIL.COM
Tue Nov 13 08:56:28 UTC 2012

So to sum up: rather odd.

(The Queen repatriated Canada [OED3 v, 3] in 1882; but how/why does Canada have a memorial for the repatriation of Afghanistan [that is a memorial for Canadian soldiers killed in Afghanistan]?)


On 2012-11-12, at 10:36 PM, W Brewer wrote:

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> S<puellaest>: <<<Afghanistan Repatriation Memorial  honouring Canadian
> soldiers that died in Afghanistan>>>
> WB<puellanonest>: Recalling my undergraduate feature notation: A.R.M.
> involves (for me, EGO) incompatible features. _Repatriation_ includes the
> feature [+alive], _memorial_ [-alive]. This is why it jars my neurons.
> Evidently, _repatriation_ has a broader [+/-alive] feature for non-EGO
> informants.
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