[b-hebrew] The root XRS-XR$

K Randolph kwrandolph at gmail.com
Thu Nov 8 05:13:15 EST 2007

Dear George:

Thanks for the humor.

On 11/7/07, George Athas <george.athas at moore.edu.au> wrote:
> Would the connection between work and deafness (XR$) be related to the
> operation of heavy machinery leading to industrially caused deafness?
> And any associations with queuing might refer to 'bundying-in' for the
> day.
> ;-D
> Best Regards,
> Moore Theological College (Sydney)
> 1 King St, Newtown, NSW 2042, Australia
> Ph: (+61 2) 9577 9774

While it is true that even in pre-industrial work that certain jobs
often resulted in at least partial deafness, in particular those
involved in metal hammers striking metal, the main thing I was
focusing on was that a person often had to *act* as if he were deaf
and dumb, i.e. not listening or talking, in order to get his work
done. It is said that men are poor at multi-tasking, working at
talking at the same time is multi-tasking so either one or the other
will suffer, especially on jobs that require concentration.

As for this queuing thing, I don't get it either.

Thanks again for the humor.

Karl W. Randolph.

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