what’s in a word?

13 04 2009

And what’s in language? Do we understand what we say? Let’s try some:

One.

(what comes to mind? big or small? then or… then… or now, or forever?)

Chaos.

(the world before “Light”? the eleven-year-old’s messy room? a finely-furnished hall filled with old men yelling at each other about the definition of)

Freedom.

(the right to kill?)

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Order.

(school -> career-> retirement? drop-out -> drug dealing (career) -> prison? ascribing a name to every “thing”?)

Trust.

(let it be? let “some one” take care of it?)

Work.

Rest.

Anarchy.

Words carry weight. Politicians know this; thus, they use big words that could mean one thing, but just as easily could mean another thing, and when some one can  recognize a word they know, they smile and trust the “elected official.”

Be careful in these times of blind pied-pipers leading the blind window-wipers.

I recommend reading the dictionary. It’s got all sorts of knowledge. For instance, did you know today’s word “Truth” originally comes from a word that meant “Faith”?

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