Post by Peter Moylan Post by charles Post by Jerry Friedman Post by J. J. Lodder Post by Jerry Friedman
heath /hi??/ noun 1. (British) an area of open uncultivated land,
typically on acid sandy soil, with characteristic vegetation of
heather, gorse, and coarse grasses.
Yes, and not specific to English.
All? Germanic languages have a similar word
with the same meaning,
Apparently Heath Leger did not have sisters named Heidi and Erica.
"Roslein auf der Heiden"?
You might as well name a girl Chastity.
Oh, wait, people do that.
and some major company thinks that it's 'virgin'.
One of our TV channels is called SBS Viceland. I've never seen an
explanation of how the name was chosen.
Peter Moylan http://www.pmoylan.org
Newcastle, NSW, Australia
Reposting from 2017:
It's all very simple really:
"Operating under the creative direction of film
director Spike Jonze, Viceland has a focus on
lifestyle-oriented documentary and reality series
aimed towards millennials, leveraging the resources
of Vice's verticals with new original series, along
with adaptations of and reruns of existing Vice web
In other words it operates in a universe some way
removed from the one you and I inhabit.
On further investigation, it appears to go back to a magazine called VICE, started in Montreal in the 1990s, which "quickly developed a reputation for provocative and politically incorrect content...."
The editor of the British version explained that "the publication's remit was to cover "the things we're
meant to be ashamed of," and articles were published on topics such as bukkake and bodily functions."
You get the picture. It's meant to be naughty. And it's
for millennials, so don't worry about it.