Comment 40308

By highwater (registered) | Posted April 30, 2010 at 16:23:17

The language we use to shape our thoughts is a function of the frames embedded in our minds, not the other way around.

Actually it's both, which makes the bullshit all the more dangerous. I'm not a big one for having favourite quotes or inspirational sayings, but I carried this one around in my wallet before it was stolen:

"Language becomes ugly and inaccurate because our thoughts are foolish, but the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts." - George Orwell

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