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Thread #79505   Message #3409292
Posted By: MGM·Lion
24-Sep-12 - 01:37 AM
Thread Name: Tune Req: Fairy Annie's Wedding
Subject: RE: Tune Req: Fairy Annie's Wedding

To spell it out further in terms of definition & semantics --

'Fairy' may be regarded as an overall category, one of whose members is 'pixy'. So that, to say that "She is not a fairy but a pixy" is somewhat analagous to saying that "He is not an American, he is a Texan"; or "Goulash is not a dish, it is a stew".

See what I mean?