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The past fortnight, yet again, has provided proof, as if our profession needed it, that only rarely does language approximate to an agreed definition between two parties. If Clinton gets away with his personal interpretation of the word 'sex' it will show that even the most apparently unequivocal words do not have a common meaning.

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