[Retros] linguistic hole

Kevin Begley kevinjbegley at gmail.com
Wed Jan 20 08:20:39 EST 2010

Harry Potter is nowhere near the same context, Nicolas.

In fact, your suggestion would completely shift the context, from a
term which is long standing and universally understood, to some
obscure reference from a recent children's book (and movie) series.

Harry Potter is not likely to endure, like the Phenix (which it draws upon).
Plus, the term is already quite obscure -- no need to wait and see how
fast it fades.


On 1/20/10, Nicolas.Dupont at math.univ-lille1.fr
<Nicolas.Dupont at math.univ-lille1.fr> wrote:

> Hi Andy,



> "Horcrux" is my favorite. I don't remember if it has been mentionned

> before (too obvious ?) but "Phoenix" is also important in Harry Potter's

> world : this is the favorite magic bird of Dumbledore, and it helped Harry

> to survive against the Basilic. So we stay in the same context, nice

> thing.


> Best,


> Nicolas.


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