On Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 7:49 PM, Robert Hansen <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Mar 18, 2014, at 10:39 PM, kirby urner <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > > Again, there are no globally shared meanings for these words. At best, > we share a ballpark. > > That is why you need experience with these things. If a dictionary is your > only source, then you really shouldn't even be debating it in the first > place. > > Bob Hansen > >
Experience with an eye to remaining open to other meanings ( = usage patterns) than one's own.
Not: experience so one may lord it over the others and say "I've been thinking deeply about such matters so you should all learn to talk like me."
Quakers (a religious sect) use silence as a shield against any forced march towards a common theology. We refuse to be herded.