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Month: December 2015


From: Mark S Bilk <mark@...>
Date: Sat, 26 Dec 2015 21:33:45 -0800
On Sat, Dec 26, 2015 at 07:17:57PM +0000, Lisi Reisz wrote:
>> The K was originally suggested to stand for "Kool", but it was 
>> decided that the K should stand for nothing in particular.
>Because of the horror that suggestion would have produced in some of us.  
>I _could_ not have used something called "Kool".  
>> Who is the rest of 'some of us'?
>Do you really want a list?  How long a list?  We are a not small section of 
>the population still.  

The word "Kool" has many meanings, but none seems particularly horrifying:

Lisi, would you please explain why it bothers you and the others of whom
you speak?

>Mind you, the Ford Ka still seems to be selling.  But not to me.

OK, now I'm really confused.  The horror of "kool" might be due 
to a dislike of language corruption.  But what's wrong with "Ka"?
It has many different meanings, some of them thousands of years old:

It was part of the ancient Egyptian idea of the soul:

Maybe it was borrowed by the Vulcans (or vice-versa) as "katra":

Lisi, please explain why "Ka" is repulsive to you and others.
Please use terms that don't require readers to have your 
particular mental/cultural/ethnic context (whatever that might be).