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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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30 Jan '13 07:32:32 AM

'The family's principal entertainment, the Russian journalist Vasily Peskov noted, "was for everyone to recount their dreams."'

30 Jan '13 02:55:06 AM

Learning how to quote, learning how to make yourself suitable to be quoted, aiming at being unquotable or endlessly quotable.

30 Jan '13 02:22:53 AM

I think these are probably the same people who usually say, '…it comes from the Greek word for "duty"'.

Education as cultivation of various shibboleths.

30 Jan '13 02:19:11 AM

My friends tell me that according to their colleagues, the important thing is to give students exams about the definitions of terms like 'deontological'.

30 Jan '13 02:07:12 AM

Specialists respond mainly to one another; this can make them, in general, unresponsive.

'That's not my area.'