Re: Kate's book/ Compact OED- a sight for sore eyes

From: Kenneth Van Oost (
Date: Mon 28 Mar 2005 - 18:53:37 GMT

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    ----- Original Message ----- From: Kate Distin <> You wrote,
    > Scott - I really wasn't careful enough with my phraseology here: like
    > Lawrence, I even own the compact OED (and can't even claim not to have
    > done so at the time this was written)! Of course what I had in my head
    > was a picture of the normal-sized text version of the OED - which is not
    > much use to readers with no direct access to the inside of my head . . .


    Isn 't that what we usually do !? What I have in my head are just ' fragments ', ( representations !?) of what is the ' normal ' size of the info availble.

    Like Scott mentions, are these pieces not then recombined in order to get the full picture !? This would at least refer to my take on how our brain works. I consider that our brain, at least its basic elements, works with what Jung called archetypes. Each time we are confronted with and within any possible situation an archetype is ' opened ', with our experience considering the specific situation we fill in the blanks to find a reasonable solution.



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