Saturday, August 31, 2013
More Scattered #hashtag
Memes are still a bit of a mystery to me. So, sometimes I have to search the internet to figure out what they mean. This Star Trek one I get; it's the same with the "One does not simply..." [Reason 10]. In the process of doing my search I came across Socially Awkward Penguin. He's awesome.
Here are some other quotes about Language/Communication:
"An immense number of thoughts seemed to have been impossible from the lack of fitting words. When these words were found - the buried treasure of bygone ancestors - the thoughts sprang to them as rider to the saddle; and with new ideas, life was regenerated." -M. Putnam Jacobi (talking about the Renaissance)
"The problem with defending the purity of the English language is that English is about as pure as a [KEEPING IT PG]. We don't just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary." -James D. Nicoll