Re: Macguffin

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    Dear Joe,

    > Neither is the word "giraffe" really a tall, long-necked, four-legged,
    > leaf-eating african denizen, but the word stands for, that is,
    > symbolically represents, its referent, as does the personal pronoun.

    And what, pray tell, is the referent for that "I"?



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