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Disc: Grammar, glamour, Re: vol-6-1197

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Message 1: Re: 6.1197, Sum: Grammar and glamour

Date: Wed, 06 Sep 1995 23:12:42 Re: 6.1197, Sum: Grammar and glamour
From: <CONNOLLYMSUVX1.MEMPHIS.EDU>
Subject: Re: 6.1197, Sum: Grammar and glamour

r.hudsonlinguistics.ucl.ac.uk (Richard Hudson) wrote, citing Jeff Weber:

>Apparently
>Catholics are invited every year to "renounce the glamour of evil", which at
>least confirms that GLAMOUR used to have a much more negative meaning.

Not really, since the wording goes back only to c. 1970. Older forms of the
baptismal promise, which we renew at Easter every year, had us rejecting "Satan
and all his works and pomps". So this is simply GLAMOUR in its normal meaning:
glitzy attractiveness. And some of us find evil pretty attractive.

Leo A. Connolly Foreign Languages & Literatures
connollymsuvx1.memphis.edu University of Memphis
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