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Old 12-05-2012, 11:34 AM   #332
Krystal Locke
Location: Phoenix, Oregon
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 407
Re: Is aiki a clash of forces?

Phi Truong wrote: View Post
problem is the eastern languages are full with metaphors. sort of like this

asian are a bunch of dangerous buggers. can't trust 'em. one moment you ordered mu shu pork, the next moment to got mu gu gai pan or worst, poo poo plater! *urinating dog urinating dog*

turtles are not physics; elephants are.

*sorry for folks who aren't terry pratchett fan*
As we can see in the STNG ep, metaphorical communication is very inefficient, requires an initially concrete, descriptive, objective vocabulary, and demands rather tightly shared experience. Not good for transmitting new information.
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