Re: Debate opens anew on language and its effect on cognition

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Date: Wed Feb 20 2002 - 17:04:08 GMT

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    On Wednesday, February 20, 2002, at 10:09 , Grant Callaghan wrote:

    > In Chinese, "yellow journalism" is pornography.

    Well, there is a phrase on this side of the globe that's exactly the
    same. But it ain't about pornography, in any sexual sense, although it
    does indicate journalism tending towards the sensational and
    rumor-laden. It's more pejorative, and I believe the origin of it was
    the type of paper used in the printing. There is another, separate (I
    think) journalistic connection with yellow, originating from one of the
    first comics, The Yellow Kid.


    Lots of memes start with trivia.

    - Wade

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