[lit-ideas] Re: "Otiose But True"

  • From: Paul Stone <pastone@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2009 14:01:07 -0400

Sorry, you failed the Turing Test.

You asked me to "recall" I.A.Richards

I wrote a response as if I.A.Richards was a product who was under
recall/warranty fix.

You mistook my implicature, which often happens when I'm typing to people.

p

On Mon, Jun 22, 2009 at 1:58 PM, <Jlsperanza@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> In a message dated 6/22/2009 1:47:10 P.M.  Eastern Daylight Time,
> pastone@xxxxxxxxx writes:
> Recall I. A.  Richards:
>
> I wish I could, but he's been defective for so long, the damage  is already
> done.
>
> "Sometimes it is held that whatever is redundant or  otiose,
> whatever is not required, although not obstructive or disruptive,
> is also false." (Principles of Literary Criticism).
>
> --
>
> Well, _try_. Because this *is* a good quote, unburied by yours truly from
> the dusty pages of the OED, under 'otiose'.
>
> Peter Winch says something similar in Royal Institute of Philosophy Series,
>  and of course it has been the achievement of a lifetime for H. P. Grice:
> "This  is otiose/misleading/odd _but_ true".
>
> Cheers,
>
> JL Speranza
>   Anti-Utilitarian
>
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