Date: Tue, 5 Aug 1997 13:56:07 EDT From: Larry Horn Subject: HBO and TV Re Barry's "GARTH LIVE FROM CENTRAL PARK >>Thursday, August 7, 8 PM ET/PT >>HBO >>IT'S NOT TV. IT'S HBO." > >HBO is not tv?? What is it, a frog? A common enough ploy, especially in advertising. From my collection (to illustrate what I like to call metalinguistic negation): It's not a car. It's a Volkswagen. (commercial and advertisement, 1980's) Or, more ominously, They weren't people, Sir. They were the enemy. (Lt. William Calley, during court-martial for his participation in My Lai massacre.) --Larry