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Phil, your "feeling" is legitimate. One must remember that "purpose" drives all words. The purpose here of holding a totem in the hand of a sumo wrestler with a bite out of it to remind him of his losses, is unclear. It could depend on "Sumo Purpose", where a judge would demote the wrestler and woul...
Phil, I agree, that it is mostly used in a positive sense, but 'notch' per se is neutral enough not to disallow its negative use. My basic point here is that regardless of its statistical occurrence, the Sumo viewpoint should rule. The Japanese may resent its use in the first place. 'Notch' is a bit...
No, I don't think so Phil. If you were pleasuring on an island atoll, knew how many days you could stay, deliberately dispossessed yourself of all modern trappings, and didn't want to be unpleasantly surprised and jerked away, you might want to keep track with a primitive notched stick. The original...
I thought I might try and see if this new reply attached to bottom topic on page would bubble up to the top, because I tried changing the "sort" method on the bottom, but then could not get it to resort. I am trying to see if it is not the last resort.
- Sun Jan 02, 2005 7:17 am
- Forum: Miscellaneous
- Topic: How might English have developed without French?
- Replies: 5
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OK, point taken, but I suspect that [ eaze of use ] as the primary criteria for ascendency is too facile. I say this to test out the new system with my first post on it.