Monday, March 22, 2010

Semantic Nature

We learn new things every day. In one of our classes-- Cultural Studies: Modern and Contemporary European Civilization (a university requirement)-- we've covered Machiavelli, Bacon, Descartes, and Locke. We're wrapping up Immanuel Kant now. Still, we can't help but flinch involuntarily whenever his name is called out. We HATE that word. Saying it in an Arabic accent doesn't help either.

"According to KANT, laziness and cowardice are the reasons for an illiberal mind."
"You are exactly the type of person KANT wrote about!"

Sheesh. Now, another word has been bandied about in a different class: cliticization.
We're the only ones who start giggling when someone else says that word in class.

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