1. rafajuntoalmar

    rafajuntoalmar Senior Member

    Barcelooooonaaaa
    Castellano (tanto argentino como peninsu
    Hello:

    Does anybody know what a stop-gag is? I found the word in a treatise on political philosophy, and don't know what it means. It does not appear in the main dictionaries online (including our beloved searching engine).
    The sentence is:

    "In sum, welfare capitalism is only a stop-gag, for it leaves untouched the sources of social injustice..."

    My atempt (a very imaginative one):

    "En resumen, el capitalismo de bienestar es solo un paliativo, ya que deja inalteradas las fuentes de la injusticia social...".

    Thank you.
     
  2. scotu Senior Member

    Paradise: LaX.Nay.Mex.
    Chicago English
    Are you sure you are not seeing a misspelling of stop-gap?

     
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2009
  3. AMTatUNC08

    AMTatUNC08 Junior Member

    North Carolina
    USA, English
    I'm with you, scotu. "Stop-gag" sounds like something you might find at an adults-only club. :p
     
  4. rafajuntoalmar

    rafajuntoalmar Senior Member

    Barcelooooonaaaa
    Castellano (tanto argentino como peninsu
    Well, in fact I am sure I am not misspelling the word, but unsure whether the author himself is, so you may be right. Hummm... the stop-gap word really fits in nicely.

    Thank you scotu and nice to read you. It's been a long time!



    PD. By the way, a frequent word to connote this temporary quality of a fix is "parche".
     
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2009
  5. rafajuntoalmar

    rafajuntoalmar Senior Member

    Barcelooooonaaaa
    Castellano (tanto argentino como peninsu
    Yes, and I don't think the author is prone to go to such interesting places! So, stop-gap should be!
    Thanxs,
     

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