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Re: [Sartre] Meaning of words (was: Sartre on Nationality and Sexuality)

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  • Christopher Bobo
    I would condemn someone definitively for a linguistic mannerism, but not because I d seen him murder his mother. Jean-Paul Sartre, The War Diaries, p.47.
    Message 1 of 4 , May 30, 2001
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      "I would condemn someone definitively for a linguistic mannerism, but not because I'd seen him murder his mother."  Jean-Paul Sartre, The War Diaries, p.47.
       
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Marc Girod
      Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2001 10:33 PM
      To: Sartre@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [Sartre] Meaning of words (was: Sartre on Nationality and Sexuality)
       
      >>>>> "CB" == Christopher Bobo <cbobo@...> writes:

      CB> Dictionaries describe the settled meanings of words, you only need
      CB> a prescription if you are ill, in some sense.

      I believe Christopher makes my point.

      Even if his command of /English/ is probably better than mine, he shows
      that his use of /language/ is primitive.

      Obviously, looking for the definition of "prescription" alone in a
      pocket dictionary is not enough to grasp the meaning of my words.
      Which was not his purpose.

      --
      Marc Girod       
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