Re: THEOS-L digest 746
Dec 04, 1996 08:30 PM
by Bart Lidofsky
> Bart wrote:
> >I would call it "discrimination based solely on gender", myself.
> Can exploitation and domination be expressed with the word discrimination?
> Are they not different acts/behaviors? Is sexism only discrimination? Your
> definition is certainly correct, but I think it to be incomplete.
A sexist attitude might cause one to exploit and dominate, but I do not
consider it to be part of the definition.
> >however, that the term "Webster's Dictionary" is in the public domain;
> >ANYBODY can publish a dictionary, and call it "Webster's Dictionary".
> >The dictionary most people think of when they say "Webster's Dictionary"
> >is actually MERRIEM-Webster's Dictionary. Other good ones are American
> >Heritage, Random House, and, of course Oxford. Which one did you use?
> Does "Webster's New Twentieth Century Dictionary, Unabridged, Simon and
> Schuster" pass muster?
Actually, as one who worked a decade in the library reference book
industry, I would say no, that is not considered to be a definitive
dictionary of the English language.
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