Guy Chapman aka JzG wrote:
On Sun, 15 Jul 2007 16:41:22 +0300, "Jussi-Ville
Not so much a case in point, but a touchstone. Do
*you* think we are
better or worse than Britannica for having "List of songs about
masturbation". Stand up and be counted...
No, a case in point. There is no encyclopaedic topic "songs about
masturbation" because there is nothing about masturbation which has
any logical connection with songs, and vice-versa (although I
suppose one could stretch a point and say that, for example, Whitney
Houston's "I will always love you" gives more pleasure to the
performer than anybody watching).
There's always the version of the Eric Bogle song "Nobody's Moggy
where the dearly departed is in pussy heaven dreaming of masturbating
mice (instead of masticating them). :-)
I am all for setting up a sister project, triviapedia
for collecting such examples of word association gone mad, but
there's no question in my mind that a neutral, verifiable
encyclopaedia is not the place for them.
I think you are taking this issue too seriously.