Date: Sat, 12 Feb 1994 01:12:56 CST
From: "Donald M. Lance" ENGDL[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MIZZOU1.BITNET
A week or so ago, someone asked if we believe in words.
Sure, I believe in words. My literary colleagues believe in words. They
claim that we think in words. That we remember in words. That we build
social bridges with words. That we build highway bridg (no no no; gotta
scratch that one).
Where are those words that we have access to. We learn them. Where do we
learn them? They're "out there" avaialble to all of us who speak the language.
Some of us are much better than others in reaching "out there" and selecting
just the right words to do what really works well in personal interaction,
in poems, in fiction.
Out there where? Wel, I suppose in the ether.
Yeah, that's where words would be if we reach "out there" and pull them into
our subconscious so that we can do everything we do with words.
Yeah, that's where they are. In the ether.
Yeah, that's it! That's it!
That explains the fire in the bellies of the great orators.