Right of privacy

Started Sep 15, 2012 | Discussions thread
Sante Patate
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Re: Aaaaarrrggghhhh!!!!
In reply to aardvark7, Sep 17, 2012

Quibbling! A "film camera" is not made of film, a "paper knife" is not made of paper: the phrases compresses "camera that uses film" to make a new one that is, on a literal reading, nonsense. So does "close-up lens", and so do "nude photograph" and "landscape photograph", and so does "topless photograph".

The only difference is the triviality that the literal meaning of "topless photograph" - a photograph torn in half - makes a degree of sense, in a way "paper knife" and "landscape photograph" do not.

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