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Jacques Derrida, French Theorist, Is Dead at 74

Published: October 10, 2004

TIMES NEWS TRACKER

Jacques Derrida, the Algerian-born, French intellectual who became one of the most celebrated and unfathomable philosophers of the late 20th century, died Friday at a Paris hospital, the French president’s office announced. He was 74 .

Alexa-etymology?

AWADmail Issue 134
September 4, 2004

A Compendium of Feedback on the Words in A.Word.A.Day
and Other Interesting Tidbits about Words and Languages

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From: Roger Burton West (rogerATfiredrake.org)
Subject: Alexander
Refer: http://wordsmith.org/words/alexia.html

You write: “… Alexander, meaning defender, from Greek alexein (to defend).”

Well, loosely. But Al-ex-ander can also, and I think more closely, be
drawn as “he who repels men” (in a martial sense; throwing them off as
he wades through the fight); which would make Alexandra “she who repels
men” (in a marital sense?).

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AVN write up on AL GOLDSTEIN: "Every wife walked away with money and my testicles. Right now I'm a he-she."

AVN write up on AL GOLDSTEIN: “Every wife walked away with money and my testicles. Right now I’m a he-she.

RICHMOND HILLS, N.Y. – Screw magazine founder Al Goldstein, who only a couple years ago was running the decades-old magazine and living in a $2 million dollar townhouse, is now homeless, spending his nights sleeping in the backseat of a friend’s car, at homeless shelters or, for three nights this week, on the floor of his in-laws’ Long Island, N.Y., home.

“The wives have taken the money,” he said. “Every wife walked away with money and my testicles. Right now I’m a he-she. I don’t even have balls or a dick. It’s a good thing I don’t have AIDS. I am a shell of what I used to be. What’s sad is, I have good mind, I know the porn business, and I really wanna work. Thirty-five years of harassment and it hasn’t stopped. I’m Lenny Bruce.”