comments on the draft...

Peter Constable petercon at
Tue Jun 8 07:15:28 CEST 2004

> Only if 1905, 1932, and 1968 are registered by someone.  But if so,
> yes; just part of the colorless green ideas that sleep furiously in
> RFC 3066bis.

I'm curious why you chose that particular Chomskyan relic, and what you
*meant* by it?

(The sentence "Colorless green ideas sleep furiously" was made famous by
the linguist Noam Chomsky when he used it in 1957 as an example of
something that was grammatical but semantically anomalous, though it
ultimately failed after John Hollander showed that Chomsky simply lacked
enough poetic imagination. There are better example sentences that are
more truly semantically anomalous. E.g. "The square root of Milly's desk
frightens humidity.")

Peter Constable

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