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Month: December 2015

"Ka" -was DANGEROUS...

From: Mark S Bilk <mark@...>
Date: Sun, 27 Dec 2015 19:43:47 -0800
On Sun, Dec 27, 2015 at 05:52:41PM -0800, Mark S Bilk wrote:
>On Mon, Dec 28, 2015 at 12:31:23AM +0000, Lisi Reisz wrote:

>In another message you seemed to associate the word "kool" 
>with the substitution of "u" for "you" by "the youth-aspiring 

>That leaves "Ka".

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

I don't recall hearing anyone pronounce "car" as "ka" (although 
someone with a New England accent might do it).  And I think that 
when I read I do not "hear" the words; I just get their meaning.

So it took me until an hour ago to realize that the name "Ka" 
for a car might be some corporate slug's idea of "clever" 
language corruption.  I don't know if it's intended to be 
youth-aspiring or not.    

Subsequent examination of the Wikipedia page reveals that 
additional models of the car were produced called "StreetKa" 
and "SportKa".  

This is a rather nasty thing to do to a word that means the 
"vital spark" of the soul.  Perhaps that's something that 
corporate types lack.

OK, nobody needs to write in and explain this to me.
And Lisi, I agree with you!