[lit-ideas] Re: The Seamy Side of Semiotics

  • From: "Phil Enns" <phil.enns@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 28 May 2008 09:43:54 +0700

Quoting William Safire:

"When was the last time you saw a person stop and think on television?"

The show 'Monk'.

I hope someone gives me a smack upside the head if I ever write tripe
like this.  I am all for thinking about how changes in language use
affect social relations but this highly selective reading of 'the good
old days' is embarrassing.


Phil Enns
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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