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Re: The concept of "relative words", or "relative meanings"

From:Danny Wier <dawier@...>
Date:Monday, January 28, 2002, 3:01
P.S. I found a better example in a well-known bluegrass song "Rocky Top":

"Corn won't grow at all on Rocky Top, dirt's too rocky by far;
That's why all the folks on Rocky Top get their corn from a jar."

In the first line, corn means the grain product. In the second, it's a
distilled spirit derived from corn, i.e. whiskey, specially the moonshine
made not-so-legally in the American backwoods.

(Here in East Texas, the major locally-produced contraband is
methamphetamines, however.)


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