Friday, February 1, 2008

Deep Thoughts V

"Truth" is a word. So is "tenure".

Here you get two thoughts for the price of one. The first of these Deep Thoughts was reported to me as said by someone at an English Department with "is just" in place of "is". The second seems a useful supplement. I generally want the Deep Thoughts to be tautological. I do not know if these count as tautological; perhaps they do; at least they are necessary truths if strings plus quotation marks refer to types relativized to a language, so that "Gift" is a different type from "Gift", if the former is contextually in German and the latter in English.

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