[lit-ideas] Re: Unknown Warrior

 
 
In a message dated 11/11/2004 10:03:47 PM Eastern Standard Time, Jlsperanza  
writes:
Strictly, what is  unknown, at best, is the _name_ of the soldier -- and 
that, with  qualifications (The soldier's name was not known to her mother,  
say).



 
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I meant to say "not unknown to her mother".
 
 
There is apparently a TV series called "The Known Soldier"
 
Odd, on second thoughts, about the Westminster Abbey inscription, "uknown  
and yet well-known". Surely a contradiction that must be expanded  
implicaturally:
 
    "unknown [+> in name] and yet well-known [for her  brave deeds]."
 
Cheers,
 
JL


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