(Improper) nouns

James G. Carrier (jgc5p@UVA.PCMAIL.VIRGINIA.EDU)
Fri, 3 Dec 1993 16:27:32 EST

Dear Folks,

To my delight, one amongst you (who prefers to remain un-named) produced a
word based on an otherwise-perhaps-best-left-unidentified anthropologist's
surname, and attached a perfectly good (if perhaps somewhat libelous)
definition. Something along the lines of various word-games that people play
on rainy Saturday afternoons.
Is there scope here for a New Dictionary of Anthropological Terms [(c)
1993 by anthro-l]?


James G. Carrier

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