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On Tue, 15 Apr 2003 13:18:46 -0400, "Mark Baker" wrote:
> Bonnie Granat wrote:
> > Nothing else in the text even
> > remotely suggests the generation of life.
> A discussion of the birth of the universe itself does
> not suggest the
> generation of life? Notice that the word "birth"
> (deliberately chosen above)
> is virtually synonymous with the concept of origin:
> "birth of a nation",
> the "birth of the universe". Birth as a symbol and
> metaphor for origin and
> creation of just about anything is one of the most
> stable and fundamental
> aspects of human language.
Oh, please. The immediate text in question had no
references to birth.
"Bang" just like "fcuk" shouldn't be used in the
context of birth, anyway.
> And of course the author of the article was punning on
> the word "bang". She
> was doing so because the entire topic is redolent of
> the symbolism of
> procreation and birth. If she is to be faulted, it is
> for making a pun so
> obvious and trite that it hardly needed to be made.
"Bang" is a slang word that means to intercourse with
little regard for the feelings of the woman. It's
totally inappropriate. There is no defense for it, just
as there would be no defense for the use of "fcuk".
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