On 5/26/2022 4:15 AM, peps...@gmail.com
> However, "Procrustean" (as I understand it) (almost) never has positive connotations.
> I'm not convinced that the word "Procrustean" is therefore necessary (or even particularly valuable)
> since when "one-size-fits-all" is used as a synonym for "Procrustean", I think the meaning is clear.
There are other reasons to use "procrustean." A person
can be described as procrustean. It would be odd, and would
not really convey the same meaning, to say that a person is
Also, even if used with a negative connotation, "one-size-fits-all"
does not necessarily suggest that anything is being forcibly altered
in order to fit into a fixed framework. If I'm an editor and you
submit a photo to be published, then a procrustean approach suggests
that I'll crop your photo, perhaps in a grotesque manner, to fit the
space that I've allotted. A one-size-fits-all approach might mean
that I enlarge or shrink your photo to fit the space.