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A cliché is original to someone who has not seen it before

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Posted by on February 24, 2012 in Linguistics, Meaning, Observation

 

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Analogy as the Core of Cognition – talk by Douglas Hofstadter:

(Especially for those who enjoy ‘blending words’ i.e. Benji, the rest of the de Burca’s and others who have picked up the disease from them 😉 )

 
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Posted by on June 6, 2011 in Linguistics, Psychology

 

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It sometimes takes communicating a thought in writing or speech, to realise how wrong it was. Unexpressed, there’s no reality-test.

 

‘All’ ‘words’ ‘are’ ‘in’ ‘scare’ ‘quotes’ ‘whether’ ‘we’ ‘like’ ‘it’ ‘or’ ‘not’. ‘Qualifications’ ‘can’ ‘never’ ‘be’ ‘final’.

 
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Posted by on June 6, 2011 in Linguistics, Meaning

 

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