[LMB] What I read on my winter vacation
phoenix at mindstalk.net
Tue Jan 12 04:50:08 GMT 2016
On Mon, Jan 11, 2016 at 10:17:34AM -0500, Paula Lieberman wrote:
> I prefer "Suck Fairy" because the term "Suck" has denations/context
> which "Lin Yutang" is completely lacking in for me....
You missed the point. Lin Yutang Fairy was proposed as a *different*
fairy from Suck, not a new name for Suck.
> (Note that I have consistently lacked appreciation for
> "Doylist/Holmesian" as descriptive meaningful terms. The worst
Have you never read Holmes stories? Doyle/Watson *are* somewhat
descriptive with only minimal knowledge of that canon: Doyle is the
author, Watson the internal narrator.
> above, there was no reason for "Hertz" to adhere as pointer to
> cycles per second, which latter is a clear and direct -description-.
Hertz is shorter to write or say than cycles per second.
> "Hertz" is an abstraction or rather, it's smeone's name, arbitrarily
> applied to replace a direct description, and requires -effort- and
> translation and MEMORY.
All words are ultimately arbitrary associations. Like "Mystic River",
-xx- Damien X-)
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