[lit-ideas] The Viscous Circle

  • From: Jlsperanza@xxxxxxx
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 7 Feb 2010 08:32:36 EST

From world wide words:
"A quote from a police inspector on the BBC News Berkshire site on 
1st  February was read by Jim Carr: "This was a particularly viscous 
robbery,  however I would like to reassure residents there are 
ongoing inquiries." And  no risk of anybody coming to a sticky end."
  The Gricean point: yes, they are brutes, and they have to inspect,  
inspectors. But if he can't form the Gricean intention that his addressee will  
think that he thinks that the robbery was vicious, why bother? 
JLS -- the griceclub.blogspot  The Viscous  Circle

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