Date: Sat, 25 Mar 1995 16:12:07 -0800 From: Dan Alford Subject: Re: Rabbit = Rodent? On a related topic, at least pragmatically, we have words in English which have no fixed referent per se except that they be given one ad hoc at the moment of utterance, and which are really nothing but fossilized worldview attitudes. I refer to *weeds*, *pests* and *vermin*. Since I use these in my Intro to Language class, I wonder if anyone can come up with others. -- Moonhawk (%->) <"The fool on the hill sees the sun going down and> <-- McCartney/Lennon>