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The Rube Goldberg machine of language

October 26, 2010


Someone rather famous once said that we have to be pointed out the simple stuff that is easily seen, recognised or understood just to get by, let alone more complex things like The Truth: “… we have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.” […]

Active language is active thinking

September 29, 2010


TAKE THESE two sentences: The Irish and Welsh were discriminated against by the English at that time. (1) (13 words) At that time, the English discriminated against the Irish and Welsh. (2) (11 words) ↓ Why is the second sentence so much easier to understand? ↓ Why is it so much shorter (by 15.4%)? ↓ […]


August 3, 2010

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