Date: Sun, 20 Nov 1994 19:43:46 GMT
From: "Warren A. Brewer" NCUT054[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]TWNMOE10.BITNET
Dispute here over female hairstyles.
Pattern A Pattern B
(1) Pigtail(s) +braided -braided
(2) Braid(s) +braided +braided
(3) Ponytail -braided -braided
The dispute is over the meaning of pigtails . For me, pigtails =
braids , & therefore are both [+braided]; for a colleague (Maine) &
his wife (NY), braids are indeed [+braided], but (incroyablement)
pigtails is the dual of ponytail , for which I have a lexical
Standard dictionaries seem to indicate pattern A. How widespread
is pattern B?