Off topic: Words and electrons
Thread poster: Nora Escoms
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Hi, everybody. I received this quotation in today\'s World Wide Words newsletter:
\"Words can have no single fixed meaning. Like wayward electrons, they can spin away from their initial orbit and enter a wider
magnetic field. No one owns them or has a proprietary right to dictate how they will be used.\"
David Lehman; quoted in the \"Cassell Dictionary of Contemporary Quotations\" (1996)]
Isn\'t it a wonderful comparison?
A great weekend to all of you!
| Nora, I like it ahelluvalot. || Feb 16, 2003 |
There\'s a quantum biology out by Francesco Varela that is an outrageous improvement on dear but dusty Darwin - I dream of quantum grammar.
Words do have souls of their own, though. I keep thinking of words like \"papillon\", which in French is both \"butterfly\" and \"bow tie\". So this soul is a soul of shape or form.
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