Sunday, December 02, 2001

Symbols and their Meanings

As a nation, we seem to have settled on the short-hand "9-11" to stand for the mind-numbing events in New York and Washington DC. Now that metaphor has generated a further metaphor (a meta-metaphor?): "9-10", as in "life as it was before the world changed".
We're changed now: National crisis should quash selfish behavior
Downtown Journal/by Monica Collins

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