The word "ilk" and its abuses

jf noonan jfn1 at
Thu Aug 31 21:28:47 PDT 2000

On Thu, 31 Aug 2000, Carrol Cox wrote:
> Jonathan Swift fought mightily against the vulgarity of
> "bus," and T. S. Eliot thought "television" was ill bred (it
> combines greek & latin in one word.)

Gore Vidal complains about "homosexual" for the same reason (actually, he complains about it for many of the same reasons I do, but he makes a point of also griping about this).

> Carrol


Joseph Noonan Houston, TX jfn1 at

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