On the main page of this blog, you’ll see a few terms are now highlighted with an underline, and if you hover the cursor over then you’ll see a tooltip telling you that the term underlined has a wiki page ( which will open in a new tab if you click it ).
Apologies if anyone tried to read the first link ( I hit post by accident ), this is now the real thing *ahem* … so without any further ado, let’s get cracking.
In my life experience the greatest cause of arguments I have seen ( by far ) is misunderstanding, and it seems apparent to me that the most common cause of this, is the lazy and incorrect use of language. For which reason I’ve started to put some definitions of terms into the wiki.open-empire.org subdomain ( though so far this is only a handful of terms relating to economics ) … but I wanted today to share with you my thoughts on language, the failure of online dictionaries, and people’s common misuse, misunderstanding, and lack of concern about how they use language. Continue reading “Thought for the Day: language and semantics”