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Common explanation would rather be: something with the
colour of fire, or (human) blood (see Wierzbicka).

--- John Cowan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> "Red" is the light radiated by a blackbody at an
> absolute temperature
> of 1200 kelvins, where 1 kelvin is 1/273.16 of the
> unique temperature at
> which water can coexist in solid, liquid, and
> gaseous states.  (Water is
> a common chemical in the universe.)
> I must confess that I have very little notion of
> what [s. 4 of the British
> Trade Marks Act, 1938] is intended to convey, and
> particularly the sentence
> of 253 words, as I make them, which constitutes
> sub-section 1.  I doubt if
> the entire statute book could be successfully
> searched for a sentence of
> equal length which is of more fuliginous obscurity.
> --MacKinnon LJ, 1940


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Philippe Caquant

"Le langage est source de malentendus."
(Antoine de Saint-Exupery)

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