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Thread #157178   Message #3708842
Posted By: Ed T
14-May-15 - 08:01 AM
Thread Name: BS: Rant... why don't people speak properly?
Subject: RE: BS: Rant... why don't people speak properly?
"Every individual is at once the beneficiary and the victim of the linguistic tradition into which he has been born - the beneficiary inasmuch as language gives access to the accumulated records of other people's experience, the victim in so far as it confirms him in the belief that reduced awareness is the only awareness and as it bedevils his sense of reality, so that he is all too apt to take his concepts for data, his words for actual thing".
Aldous Huxley