Date: Wed, 13 Apr 1994 00:06:14 EDT
From: Larry Horn LHORN[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]YALEVM.CIS.YALE.EDU
Subject: Re: ink pen
OK, I guess I'll fold my tents (or my tense, at the case may be) and slink
away. It seemed like a nice idea when someone posted the theory on
alt.usage.english, but at the same time too good to be true, and evidently it
was. "Ink pen", to the extent that it occurs at all, is not (or at least not
systematically) a neutralization-driven homonymy-avoidance device. Sigh.