The Web of Language

blog navigation

Dennis Baron's go-to site for language and technology in the news

blog posts

  • Bearing arms against a rabbit


Comments Feb 5, 2013 11:00 am

   This makes an excellent point implicitly: Nuance is lost when idealogues grind their axes--and nuance is meaning that, in the proper use, and interpretation, of language can lead to proper conclusions.  Regretably, nuance is increasingly neglected in the increasingly tone-deaf world of US politics.

    For a satirical perspective on the implications of social deafness on the most important issue of our time, see my Swiftian essay, "US Guns: A Modest Proposal."

Reply to at 11:00 am