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On Wed, Nov 29, 2017 at 2:04 AM, 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."

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