Re. brain sizes: Einstein's and women's

Relayer relayer at dreamtheater.zzn.com
Sun Sep 22 11:52:14 EST 2002


"Bob LeChevalier" <lojbab at lojban.org> wrote in message
news:v51rougg3ac1qppqf5fc9llgii0hlrtq0s at 4ax.com...
> <raugust at ptd.net> wrote:
> >You see, for the "six million Jews" that were "killed" in the "holocaust"
> >(read my earlier post regarding the real meaning of that word),
>
> Words mean what we use them to mean.  Just as "gay" no longer refers
> only to how you feel on a bright spring day, holocaust no longer
> refers to the inside of a nuclear explosion.  Live with it: the
> language changes.

True, Language changes. Holocaust originaly referred to burnt offerings.
http://www.dictionary.com/search?q=holocaust

<snip>
>
> The term "Holocaust" is applied not merely to the deaths in WW II, of
> course, but to the entire pattern of abuse, torture, and attempted
> genocide by the Nazis against the Jews (and by some people against
> other non-"Aryan" minorities like the Gypsies, as well).

The Nazis do not have a monopoly on holocausts. It still happens today.

R.





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