[LMB] OT: Language

Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
Fri Aug 9 20:38:11 BST 2019


On Fri, Aug 9, 2019 at 12:22 PM Matthew George <matt.msg at gmail.com <mailto:matt.msg at gmail.com>> wrote:

> Fetal rabbits were classified as fish because they never breathed air.
> IIRC, some orders that were particularly strict about fasting would have
> had monks dying of malnutrition if they hadn't included so many
> "exceptions”.

I’m reminded of the novel which won a Hugo when Lois was GOH at Denver:

The Yiddish Policeman’s Union—had people manipulating religious restrictions.


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