The wrong way to be right

This is absolutely intriguing, every time you feel like you are going to stop reading, you realize that you can’t because what seems to be evidently and inherently wrong, it’s author, Fibonacci, proves himself to be right, and vice versa…

power of language blog: partnering with reality by JR Fibonacci

The wrong way to be right

Using language, we can isolate two categorical groupings consisting of different formations in language. We can call one category “accurate” and the other category “inaccurate.” For instance, we could list a few statements and sort them for logical “accuracy:”

 

 

“The letters of these words are black.”
 
“The letters of these words are green.”
 
“These words are in the specific pattern of language called the English language.” 
 
“These words are in the specific pattern of language called the Northwestern European language.”
So, we can check for consistently between the symbolic representations (the meanings) of a sequence of words and then familiar, expected definitions of the individual word labels. Does the meaning of the grouping of words fit logically with the meanings of the individual words? Is there total logical consistency, or is there some…

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Thomas Baker is the Past-President of TESOL Chile (2010-2011). He enjoys writing about a wide variety of topics. The source and inspiration for his writing comes from his family.
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