Re: the names of symbols are only opinions....

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Date: Wed May 09 2001 - 18:24:52 BST

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    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
    > else---"
    > "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
    > interested.
    > "No, you don't understand," the Knight said, looking a little vexed.
    > "That's what the name is called. The name really is 'Apprehended
    > Opinions.'"
    > "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
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