On Wed, 18 Jun 2014 12:04:04 -0600, GS Chandy <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> OK, you will now claim that's not what you're saying...
One of the undeniable benefits of habitual imprecision is that those who are so habituated can always deny, with a measure of plausibility, that what they have actually said is something other than what they really meant---even when what they have said is very close to what they did mean but will never admit.
But, much as they deny it, what they do say is a very accurate reflection of the way they think. Lack of precision in our use of language always reflects our lack of precision in thinking, just as lack of precision in thinking exhibits itself in our use of language.
- --Lou Talman Department of Mathematical & Computer Sciences Metropolitan State University of Denver