Monday, March 18, 2002

The Ultimate in Word Magic

The principles and formulations of general semantics encourage us to remember that "the word is not the thing" and to maintain an awareness of our habit of abstracting meaning from words which by themselves carry no meaning. The story below describes a person for whom words have apparently taken on meanings that none of us can quite imagine. And I suspect he does not know he has abstracted anything.
The Words 'New Jersey' Put Texas City Man Behind Bars

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