Why Pay More to Sweat Less

Ron butters ronbutters at AOL.COM
Mon Oct 31 12:47:24 UTC 2011

Also known as "the Cooperative Principle," according to Mrs. Brice.

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On Oct 30, 2011, at 10:32 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM> wrote:

> On Sun, Oct 30, 2011 at 7:12 PM, David Metevia <djmetevia at chartermi.net> wrote:
>> Is is just me[?]
> No. IMO, that question in that context makes no sense.
> It's getting to the point the primary rule of English semantics is
> "Gnome sane?" If the listener-reader can winkle out what, in the
> relevant context, a string _ought_ to mean, why then, that's good
> enough. There's no need to concern oneself with what the string
> _actually_ means, even if that meaning is nonsense in any context,
> --
> -Wilson
> -----
> All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
> to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
> -Mark Twain
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