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Old 08-03-2013, 04:42 PM   #33
Keith Larman
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Re: What is Aiki? Introduction to a method of analyzing Aiki. (Part 3)

Dan Rubin wrote: View Post
from the "A little story about Ki" thread:

Keith Larman wrote:
"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean neither more nor less."

"The question is," said Alice, "whether you can make words mean so many different things."

---Through the Looking Glass, Lewis Carroll
Well, since you left my name in this, I posted is as the quote is often used to illustrate the problem of people altering definitions of words to suit their needs, often done so with a touch of intellectual dishonesty. Alluding to subtle differences in usage or alternate meaning of words is one thing, making *#&^$ up simply because it fits your already constructed worldview is quite another.

Lewis Carroll was quite fond of logical puzzles as well as logical fallacy and word games.

Nothing else for me to add here...

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