Peter T. Daniels scripsit:

> > Hopefully not, since they plainly are not, unless you define "prose"
> > as "any linguistic expression which is not verse".
> Is not that how M. Molière used it?

He is quoting M. Jourdain, who is a philistine, and who is parroting the
remarks of the Master of Philosophy, who is a pedantic idiot.

> Or did you fail to recognize the allusion?

I am not a philistine, and I try not to be a pedantic idiot either.

> Now you're doing it too? The point at hand is whether people need to be
> concerned with technical terminology.

Au contraire. The point is whether the folk theory of a script has any
useful contribution to make to the study of the uses of that script.

John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Yakka foob mog. Grug pubbawup zink wattoom gazork. Chumble spuzz.
-- Calvin, giving Newton's First Law "in his own words"