Oh, egaliberte, you're so fine, you're so fine you blow my mind

OpenSentence Type Foundry typefoundry at opensentence.org
Thu Nov 13 19:58:19 MST 2003


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> Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2003 14:01:06 -0500
> From: Louis Proyect <lnp3 at panix.com>
> Subject: Re: marxism-digest V1 #6590 
> 
> OpenSentence Type Foundry wrote:
>> 
>> Oh, please.  The question is: is it worse than sanctions, or your line?  
>> And the answer with Doug Henwood is "neither".  Sorry.
>  
> 
> Merriam-Webster online 
> 
> Hobson's choice 
> 
> Main Entry: Hob·son's choice
> Pronunciation: 'häb-s&nz-
> Function: noun
> Etymology: Thomas Hobson died 1631 English liveryman, who required every 
> customer to take the horse nearest the door
> Date: 1649
> : an apparently free choice when there is no real alternative 
> 
> http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?book=Dictionary&va=Hobson's+choice 
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And what's worse, there are false choices which are not Hobson's choices.  
But what else is new? 


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