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Ordinary language is all right.

One could divide humanity into two classes:
those who master a metaphor, and those who hold by a formula.
Those with a bent for both are too few, they do not comprise a class.

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7 Jan '13 11:57:49 AM

Imagine why an underling would say it.

7 Jan '13 11:56:14 AM

Make doubts hinge on the adjective 'true'.

7 Jan '13 11:55:05 AM

Impugn concealment; or wonder how we would ever get by without it.

7 Jan '13 11:52:26 AM

Point out what's not hidden.

7 Jan '13 11:49:55 AM

Conspire with the reader; let him count himself in.

7 Jan '13 11:48:32 AM

Enlarge groups no one wants admission to.

7 Jan '13 11:46:30 AM

Sketch a type with assurance.

7 Jan '13 11:43:28 AM

Use the first-person plural like a defector.

7 Jan '13 11:41:45 AM

Deflect the blame for invidious comparisons onto the words used to make them.