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On 11/29/2017 01:49 PM, Paige DePol wrote:
> Dirk Laurie <> wrote:
>> 2017-11-29 3:09 GMT+02:00 Paige DePol <>:
>>> Nobody was redefining any terms at any time and I really do not see how you
>>> think that was the case. At any rate, I have really said all I can say on
>>> the subject, with numerous cites from a number of sources to back up what
>>> "fork" means. We will just have to agree to disagree on the matter it seems.
>> Herman Charles Bosman's book "Cold Stone Jug", which describes itself
>> as "a chronicle: being the unimpassioned record of a somewhat lengthy
>> sojourn in prison", contains the following passage on p.162-163 of the
>> 1969 edition:
>> "The craze for culture and erudition reached its height, and its
>> spiritual fulness, over the controversy about what was the difference
>> between a quagga ana a zebra. Nobody knew who started that teaser. But
>> in no time everybody took it very seriously. It was regarded as a mark
>> of educational attainment to be able to recite straight out, word
>> perfect, just as it was in the dictionary, the definition of,
>> respectively, a zebra and a quagga. ... There were several
>> dictionaries in the prison, a couple being kept in the library, and
>> one in the printer's shop, and one in the office where they censored
>> the letters. And it was noticed, after a while, that in each of these
>> dictionaries there was a piece cut out on a page having a lot of words
>> beginning with Q, and also a piece removed from a page where the words
>> began with Z. ... And if you couldn't recite those two definitions off
>> pat, no matter how you mispronounced the words, or how ignorant you
>> were of their meaning, then you were regarded as a person with no
>> educational attainments."
> I really don't understand what you are trying to say with this quote?
> ~Paige

Maybe that it start to look like holy war for the One True Meaning of Fork?

-- Martin