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Month: December 2015


From: Mark S Bilk <mark@...>
Date: Sun, 27 Dec 2015 17:52:41 -0800
On Mon, Dec 28, 2015 at 12:31:23AM +0000, Lisi Reisz wrote:
>On Sunday 27 December 2015 05:33:45 Mark S Bilk wrote:
>> 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".


In another message you seemed to associate the word "kool" 
with the substitution of "u" for "you" by "the youth-aspiring 
middle-aged".  So perhaps you are horrified by the usage of 
"kool" for what you perceive to be the same purpose by such 
people?  Correct me if I'm wrong.

That leaves "Ka".

>> >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:

>> 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).

>What is your age, nationality and education?  (All relevant here.)  

70, American, two years university and much independent study.

>If you don't understand, you don't understand.  

Does that mean you don't intend to explain your dislike of "Ka",
because you think the reason for it is obvious?  I hope you 
will explain it anyhow.

Perhaps some other list subscribers would write in and say 
whether "Ka" has any unpleasant associations for them?

>Or are you just being specious?

No, I am not lying.