Re: RARA-AVIS: Chandler's "Noir Feel" for LA (was Denise Hamilton)

From: Kerry J. Schooley (
Date: 14 May 2004

At 10:29 AM 14/05/2004 -0700, you wrote:

> > Would this be implicit in the same way that "dark"
> > and "sinister" are
> > implicitly valuations, relative to moral hallmarks?
>The adjectives "dark" and "sinsiter" are not used to
>descrbe moral traits, but atmospheric ones.

Yeah, I get that, but look up "dark" in the dictionary. Among the definitions that relate to colour and the relative absence of light, you will find "evil" and "sinister" as synonyms. The words "dark" and
"sinister" are themselves moral valuations. In the Canadian Oxford, at least, but I doubt exclusively.

Thanks, Kerry

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