The Kentucky Colonel: A Study in Semantics

The term refers to the Office, Person, or the Honorable Title and therefore should not be confused semantically to mean something else. Semantics (from Ancient Greek: σημαντικός sēmantikós, "significant") is the study of reference, meaning, or truth. The term can be used to refer to subfields of several distinct disciplines, including philosophy, law, linguistics and computer science.

Semantic Disambiguation of the Kentucky Colonel Office, Person and Title in a Sentence

We say, please do not confuse the office, person or title Kentucky Colonel, with The Kentucky Colonel, with a Kentucky colonel, another Kentucky colonel, or some other Kentucky colonels, because there might be too many colonels to count; the term should not be confused with the Office of Kentucky Colonelcy, or any Kentucky colonel's mission in the development of their individual Kentucky colonelships, because they are all within their rights as they go Kentucky colonelling along in countries around the world, like they should and will, as Kentucky Colonels serving as ambassadors for the Commonwealth of Kentucky or independently as an honorable Kentucky Colonel understanding their commissions."

Colonel Daniel Boone, the First Kentucky Colonel

American Notes and Queries

A Quarterly Journal of Short Articles, Notes and Reviews is a quarterly academic journal, affiliated to the University of Kentucky, which features short research-based articles about the literature of the English-speaking world and the language of literature.

The Kentucky Colonel: A Study in Semantics

History until 1989 was often only as good as the authors would allow it to be based on the facts that could be compiled from a single library like this article in 1947 from American Notes & Queries. Fortunately the University of Kentucky, Berea College and the Filson Library were convenient for Alsterlund and Pilkington when they wrote "The Kentucky Colonel: A Study in Semantics". American Notes & Queries, April 1947. Google Docs

The Kentucky Colonel: A Study of Semantics