[PW] uber query

John Cowan cowan at mercury.ccil.org
Mon Apr 18 07:25:10 PDT 2016


Claire scripsit:

> (Just don't get me going on how "gender" refers to nouns in romance
> languages and "decimate" means to eliminate one tenth.)

Among other things, yes, absolutely.  Words have many meanings, and
language is not just a big bag of words.

-- 
John Cowan          http://www.ccil.org/~cowan        cowan at ccil.org
The first thing you learn in a lawin' family is that there ain't
no definite answers to anything.  --Calpurnia in To Kill A Mockingbird


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