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On Tuesday, March 30, 2004, at 05:55  AM, Herman Miller wrote:
> Chris Palmer wrote:
>> Philippe Caquant writes:
>>> brought back a wide question to my mind: what is definition ?
>>
>> Maybe the definition of a word is all the contexts it can be used in.
>
> That's a good idea; it helps to distinguish words that otherwise have
> identical meanings, like "woodchuck" and "groundhog".
>
> How much wood would a woodchuck chuck, if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
> *How much wood would a groundhog chuck, if a groundhog could chuck
> wood?

Shouldn't that be:

"How much ground would a groundhog hog, if a groundhog could hog
ground?"

;-)


-Stephen (Steg)
  "Let them come.
   There is one dwarf yet in Moria who still draws breath."
      ~ gimli son of gloin, LotR:FotR (movie version, at least)