josh blog

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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28 Aug '07 03:57:17 AM

Do I want your arm there on the back of the seat, o man on the bus?

No I do not.

4 Aug '07 08:03:06 AM


30 Jul '07 12:18:47 AM

'Every word they say chagrins us and we know not where to begin to set them right.'

13 Jul '07 05:05:23 AM

'con men guessing at the dreams of the customers'

6 Jul '07 08:52:30 AM

'Those, then, were Hans Castorp's favorite recordings.'

4 Jul '07 02:55:55 AM

Carrying my usual bag, a bag of books, and a bag of groceries, I walked past a little boy. He asked his mother: 'Is that the mailman?'

25 Jun '07 05:54:16 AM

'There are questions we could never get past, were it not that we are freed from them by nature.'

21 Jun '07 12:36:23 AM

A previous reader has left a gray cut-out paper heart in the library's copy of the German Library volume of Kant's writings, starting at the page beginning the 'Idea for a Universal History from a Cosmopolitan Point of View'.

19 Jun '07 05:59:26 PM

'a Shaolin scholar of some standing'