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February 3rd, 2007
11:04 pm -
...would you care to be a little clearer?
''Science is nothing without precision. You mislabel a larynx as a pharynx, call a nematode a trematode, and your career is done.
Political language, on the other hand, is a triumph of misrepresentation. A failure becomes a success when some little crumb of your plan has worked; winning a battle allows claims of victory even as the war slips away.''
Truth really is in the linguistics, I suppose.
Too bad we don't understand what people are really saying with this language thing.
Click the quote above for a story from the BBC on greenhouse emissions
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