Why don't we call them "Parasights"
Para = "faulty or abnormal"
Sight = well, that one is pretty obvious.
On 3/10/06 10:49 AM, "[log in to unmask]"
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> Hi all,
> This is amusing and challenging! Given that in Finnish language the verb
> valvoa¹ has two parallel meanings, to be awake/stay up and to
> oversee/supervise, a guard who¹s having a nap is a contradiction in terms.
> Which of course doesn¹t mean that we have no sleeper-peepers¹ here...
> Maybe we should call them stay ups¹ to emphasise the sexist motives which
> are included in the business anyway ;-)
> Sorry! Seems it¹s not my most serious day today. What about onlooker¹?
> Someone who watches and sees but simultaneously is somehow aside. Some
> Foucauldian neologisms could also be developed. Wannabe discipliner?
> - hille
> Hille Koskela
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Kevin D. Haggerty
Director, Criminology Program
Department of Sociology
University of Alberta