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Re: Clarifications of clarifications verne

Posted by zeugma on September 24, 2004, at 20:24:32

In reply to Re: Clarifications of clarifications, posted by verne on September 24, 2004, at 15:52:27

> My use of language is a kind of groping in the dark. I tend to be very imprecise and use a lot of metaphors or figures of speech.

I don't consider metaphors or figures of speech to be an inferior or 'imprecise' mode of communication. There have been attempts to 'purify' language of these elements. However, the very idea of a 'cleaner' or 'purified' language is itself metaphorical, so these projects are themselves rhetorical displays, if you see what I mean.
> When I'm pressed for clarification I feel invalidated and even threatened. And rather than opening up the lines of communication, it shuts them down.

If someone says, "I don't understand what you mean by x," yes, that is often a threatening response, or at the very least a claim that the post is not consonant with what the replier him- or herself believes.

> Perhaps that's just me or a borderline thing.
I don't think so.


> Verne




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