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February 3rd, 2007

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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.

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