[LMB] OT: Language

Marc Wilson marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Sat Aug 10 02:08:07 BST 2019


On Fri, 9 Aug 2019 12:27:33 -0700, Ron Conescu <ronconescu at gmail.com>
wrote:

>On Fri, Aug 9, 2019 at 12:22 PM Matthew George <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".
>>
>
>…which makes me wonder that policy evolved from experience. I've heard the
>same about wooden Japanese practice swords:  they didn't used to be wooden
>— they simply ran out of people they were willing to kill during sword
>practice.  (Some quick Googling leaves me unable to prove this, though.  I
>heard it in various martial-arts classes.)

It's allegedly possible for a sensei to kill someone with a bokken.
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