"dog whistles"

W Brewer brewerwa at GMAIL.COM
Thu Apr 3 16:14:00 UTC 2014

GN:  <<"referring to X by naming something to which X stereotypcially
applies ... But what should it be called?>>
WB coins: <*conivinutation> [kuh-NIGH-vuh new-TAY-shun], lit. 'winking &
nodding'  <--  Latin co:ni:ve:re 'to wink' + nu:ta:re 'to nod'.
BTW, WB still wears a ragged Army hooded zipper sweatshirt in gray. WB's
recollection of hooded sweatshirt/jacket being associated with anti-social
behavior was the forensic sketch of Ted ("The Unabomber") Kaczynski, c.

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