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  •  "The limits of my language are the limits of my (8+ / 0-)

    world" quote by some non-regular German guy who went to Cambridge

    Don't roof rack me bro', Now the brown's comin' down; Präsidentenelf-maßschach; "Nous sommes un groupuscule" (-9.50; -7.03) "Ensanguining the skies...Falls the remorseful day".政治委员, 政委‽ Warning - some snark above ‽

    by annieli on Sun Aug 26, 2012 at 04:35:00 PM PDT

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    •  Also see the 'Sapir-Whorf hypothesis' (0+ / 0-)

      that metaphysics (our understanding of the nature of reality and its limits) proceed from language (what we are capable of expressing is also what we are capable of imagining or using and/or the way in which our language expresses things is also the way in which we imagine or use them, because the human cognitive system uses the same lexical, semantic, and syntactic structures for both communication and cognition).

      -9.63, 0.00
      I am not a purity troll. I am a purity warrior.

      by nobody at all on Sun Aug 26, 2012 at 07:39:25 PM PDT

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    •  Reminds me of Orwell, too. (2+ / 0-)
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      Calamity Jean, bartcopfan

      After all, that was the whole point of Newspeak — to limit the language that people could use, and thereby limit the ways they could communicate, and ultimately the ways they could think.

      Also too, “Politics and the English Language.”

      Code Monkey like freedom / Code Monkey like peace and justice too
      Code Monkey very nerdy man / With big warm fuzzy bleeding heart
      Code Monkey like you!

      Formerly known as Jyrinx.

      by Code Monkey on Sun Aug 26, 2012 at 08:26:10 PM PDT

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