[Ads-l] Fwd: A new unit of measure

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Fri Oct 21 12:43:56 EDT 2016


At least we know that all cardinals are the same, since the Pope is "first
among equals".
DanG

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Joel Berson <berson at att.net>
Date: Fri, Oct 21, 2016 at 12:15 PM
Subject: Re: A new unit of measure
To: Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at gmail.com>


You've trumped me.  Perhaps.  To be precise (pedantic?) --


"A cardinal away" (from each other) = "one cardinal away."  Analogous to
"one foot way."  "cardinal" must be a measure of length.  If "a cardinal"
means merely means "some cardinal number," then we aren't being told how
far apart "just a cardinal" actually is.


JSB


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*From:* Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at gmail.com>
*To:* Joel Berson <berson at att.net>
*Sent:* Friday, October 21, 2016 11:12 AM
*Subject:* Re: A new unit of measure

One IS a cardinal number...

DanG

On Fri, Oct 21, 2016 at 10:24 AM, Joel Berson <berson at att.net> wrote:

"Not quite 24 hours after they left the debate stage in Las Vegas, Clinton
and Trump sat just a cardinal away from each other on the dais at the Al
Smith Dinner ... ."

Yahoo News, "Trump booed as he rips into Clinton at Catholic charity
dinner", by Amy Sullivan, Oct. 21, 2016.

Joel

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