May 27, 2007

One word, one meaning

Pimp my ride, but not that way:

Ah, if only each word (like pimp) had only one meaning and each meaning (like 'snow') were expressed by only one word!  It's the dream of the Ideal Language.  Things are different in the real world, and that's a good thing.

(Hat tip to Paul Falvo.)

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Posted by Arnold Zwicky at May 27, 2007 12:06 PM