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Yonkers this morning, bright and cold.
The principle of linguistic relativity holds that the structure of a language affects the ways in which its respective speakers conceptualize their world, i.e. their world view, or otherwise influences their cognitive processes. Popularly known as the Sapir–Whorf hypothesis, or Whorfianism, the principle is often defined as having two versions: (i) the strong version that language determines thought and that linguistic categories limit and determine cognitive categories and (ii) the weak version that linguistic categories and usage influence thought and certain kinds of non-linguistic behaviour. — Linguistic relativity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It was much better to imagine men in some smokey room somewhere, made mad and cynical by privilege and power, plotting over brandy. You had to cling to this sort of image, because if you didn’t then you might have to face the fact that bad things happened because ordinary people, the kind who brushed the dog and told the children bed time stories, were capable of then going out and doing horrible things to other ordinary people. It was so much easier to blame it on Them. It was bleakly depressing to think that They were Us. If it was Them, then nothing was anyone’s fault. If it was Us, then what did that make Me? After all, I’m one of Us. I must be. I’ve certainly never thought of myself as one of Them. No one ever thinks of themselves as one of Them. We’re always one of Us. It’s Them that do the bad things. — - Terry Pratchett, Jingo.
On Earth, the problem had been with cars. The disadvantages involved in pulling lots of black sticky slime from out of the ground where it had been safely hidden out of harm’s way, turning it into tar to cover the land with, smoke to fill the air with and pouring the rest into the sea- all seemed to outweigh the advantages of being able to quickly get from one place to another- particularly when the place you arrived at had become, as the result of this, very similar to the place you had left, i.e, covered with tar, full of smoke and short of fish. — Douglas Adams, The Restaurant At The End Of The Universe (via hitchhikersguidetothegalaxy)
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Chanel No.2: euph. The distinctive, delicate perfume of the alimentary canal. Hopefully not sniffed off your wrist. Oh de toilette.
Little Annapurna by photosbysomeguy on Flickr.
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Cold and wintry afternoon in the big apple.