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Re: THEORY: lexical shift [was Re: Time machine]

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Saturday, July 13, 2002, 19:40
Abrigon Gusiq scripsit:

> Intercourse? Though in one it is a word for sexual things, but in > another it means just talking.
"It is chiefly through books that we enjoy intercourse with superior minds." --William Ellery Channing -- John Cowan <jcowan@...> "Any legal document draws most of its meaning from context. A telegram that says 'SELL HUNDRED THOUSAND SHARES IBM SHORT' (only 190 bits in 5-bit Baudot code plus appropriate headers) is as good a legal document as any, even sans digital signature." --me