Monday, October 22, 2007

The hostility inherent in words

After writing that last post, it struck me how hostile it sounded. Although there may be a good reason to mention those he kicked out, still, this might sound like anger on my part.
Words after all, divide, that is basic, and dividing is fallacious, dividing is angry. Dividing, is not what this century defining teacher was about. Even punctuation, he would point out, had to be misleading, and a lie. There are no boundaries. And that period makes the last sentence, itself, a fib. Still, rereading my second post, it was not as hostile as I had remembered it a few hours after writing it.

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