And Rosta scripsit: > Arc Pair Grammar was a grammatical theory created by Paul Postal, > not really understood by anybody else, but definitely deserving an > encyclopaedia entry. Well, the point is to avoid crank theories. Here we seem to have a crank theory invented by a non-crank. Gold's theory of non-biological petroleum, and Fred Hoyle's theory of life arriving in bacterial form from outer space, are both mentioned in the respective articles on them (both famous mainstream astronomers), but there seem to be no articles on the theories per se, neither of which is generally accepted. There is no article on Paul Postal at all; the "list of linguists" article is at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_linguists. Red links are to unwritten articles, blue links are to extant articles. -- John Cowan [log in to unmask] www.reutershealth.com www.ccil.org/~cowan Big as a house, much bigger than a house, it looked to [Sam], a grey-clad moving hill. Fear and wonder, maybe, enlarged him in the hobbit's eyes, but the Mumak of Harad was indeed a beast of vast bulk, and the like of him does not walk now in Middle-earth; his kin that live still in latter days are but memories of his girth and his majesty. --"Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit"