Archive for July, 2006

Who laughs last, laughs loudest.

July 18th, 2006
Smiley with a big mouth

Careful about truth

July 17th, 2006

Ratta says True only if it is not true

[Ratta says she’d better use the word true only if it is not true.]

World Jump Day

July 16th, 2006

WORLD JUMP DAY 20 JULY 2006 11:39:13 GMT
This is 20 July 2006 13:39:13 CEST in e.g. Vienna.

Join us in the attempt to drive planet Earth into a new orbit, by letting millions of people jump!

Let’s jump!

Let us trust in the power of the human community.


The Great Illusion

July 14th, 2006

Have you begun to question the rules of this game,
reflect on your actions and take some of the blame.

Words by Victor Kahn, leading you straight to The Great Illusion, a wonderful place to experience another reality.

Thoughts are like mirrors ~ just slightly bizarre,
and it all comes from wishing each night on a star.

[Quotes taken from “The Tiger Within” by Victor Kahn with illustrations by Jim Warren.]

There is free will

July 13th, 2006



Discreetly judgmental

July 12th, 2006

No time to lose, you know. We are determined to waste no time. Time is precious. We hardly have got the time to tell someone that we do not have enough time. Time flies. Though, we’ll let others know when we have more free time. If time wasn’t getting shorter as time goes by.

I have no time, therefore I am.

How much time does it take to say someone has too much time on her or his hands? Can we afford it? I am afraid, time won’t tell.

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I am wrong

July 10th, 2006

Ratta knows she is wrong.

[Ratta says she is wrong.]

Words ought not to be trusted

July 8th, 2006

Words ought not to be trusted – you can never be sure if they mean what they say.
Ashleigh Brilliant

Let’s assume that when people say something they generally mean something different. Then, the question “What do you mean?” generally makes no sense at all.

If you think that some people at least sometimes do say what they mean, well, I anyway do understand something different from what they say let alone what they mean.

So, what does it mean when someone says that she or he makes a lot of use of dictionaries and thesauruses searching for word origins? Like Dave Pollard just wrote? Or like half of my own blog?

What does it mean if someone is especially picky about words, if we try to be precise, if we try to avoid obfuscation and ambiguity, and if we moreover foster meaning with references?

Experts of wording driving away from their audience, burying augury of knowledge in wisdom, the paradox of communication, blatant honesty about lying.

Of course, this makes sense to us, anyway.