[Sca-cooks] candy and hostages
Kathleen A Roberts
karobert at unm.edu
Thu Aug 3 09:09:53 PDT 2006
On Thu, 03 Aug 2006 11:58:31 -0400
"Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius"
<adamantius.magister at verizon.net> wrote:
> But in general, the word "hostage" has its roots in the
> and it didn't have quite the same high-stress and
> connotation that it has had more recently.
thanks for the great explanation. i think fostering is
more what folks today might compare it to? the idea of
switching offspring to keep everyone on good terms.
given the fact that the dictionary i checked did not get
into the 'gentler' definition, i guess that premise has
gone out of style.
and wouldn't ya know i forgot to look up that
honey/milk/butter thing last night. duh!!!!
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