[LMB] OT: Language

Jason Long sturmvogel66 at gmail.com
Sat Aug 10 02:13:19 BST 2019


Shouldn't be hard, crushing the larynx or driving the end through an eye
socket should do the trick.

On Fri, Aug 9, 2019 at 9:08 PM Marc Wilson <marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk> wrote:

> 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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