Received: by alpheratz.cpm.aca.mmu.ac.uk id SAA05244 (8.6.9/5.3[ref firstname.lastname@example.org] for cpm.aca.mmu.ac.uk from email@example.com); Wed, 9 May 2001 18:35:42 +0100 Date: Wed, 9 May 2001 18:24:52 +0100 To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: the names of symbols are only opinions.... Message-ID: <20010509182452.B580@ii01.org> References: <20010509132618.AAA18539@email@example.com> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Disposition: inline User-Agent: Mutt/1.3.15i In-Reply-To: <20010509132618.AAA18539@firstname.lastname@example.org>; from email@example.com on Wed, May 09, 2001 at 09:25:58AM -0400 From: Robin Faichney <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sender: email@example.com Precedence: bulk Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org
On Wed, May 09, 2001 at 09:25:58AM -0400, Wade T.Smith wrote:
> "You are sad," the Knight said in an anxious tone: "let me sing you a
> song to comfort you."
> "Is it very long?" Alice asked, for she had heard a good deal of poetry
> that day.
> "It's long," said the Knight, "but it's very, very beautiful. Everybody
> that hears me sing it--either it brings the tears into their eyes, or
> "Or else what?" said Alice, for the Knight had made a sudden pause.
> "Or else it doesn't, you know. The name of the song is called
> 'Information.' "
> "Oh, that's the name of the song, is it?" Alice said, trying to feel
> "No, you don't understand," the Knight said, looking a little vexed.
> "That's what the name is called. The name really is 'Apprehended
> "Then I ought to have said, 'That's what the song is called'?" Alice
> corrected herself.
> "No, you oughtn't: that's another thing. The song is called 'Useful
> Facts': but that's only what it's called, you know!"
> "Well, what is the song, then?" said Alice, who was by this time
> completely bewildered.
> "I was coming to that," the Knight said. "The song really is 'Pull My
> Finger': and the tune's my own invention."
You express your bewilderment very eloquently, Wade.
-- Robin Faichney Get your Meta-Information from http://www.ii01.org (CAUTION: contains philosophy, may cause heads to spin)
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