rossi at earthling.net
Tue Aug 21 11:13:50 CEST 2001
"Alex Martelli" <aleax at aleax.it> wrote:
> some exhibition of hubris in that realm might also show
> you exactly why the very use of the word 'lame' as a generic
> insult, while alas all too common, is also insensitive and
> degrading to people who have problems walking...
Using "lame" as a way of describing something as "lacking
needful or desirable substance" <a lame excuse> is not only
common but a perfectly acceptable use of the word (Webster
does not list this as slang). Might not fit everyones taste
for political correctness though...
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