Tag Archives: Words as Weapons

Finding the Right Words

Former English teachers form the tiniest sliver of the general population, and many of them would never admit that they once made confused and truculent adolescents write essays on what Hamlet’s problem was with his mother and that sweet but … Continue reading

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Lost in the Reframing of Things

Language is the tool we use to reach agreement on things, but as tools go, it can be useless. Any tool can be turned into a weapon. It’s the opposite of beating swords into plowshares. You can, after all, pick … Continue reading

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