adjectives

A Quote by Lewis Carroll on words, language, linguistics, verbs, and adjectives

They've a temper, some of them - particularly verbs, they're the proudest - adjectives you can do anything with, but not verbs...

Lewis Carroll (1832 - 1898)

Source: Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There, Pages: Chapter 4

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Mr. on people, judgment, value, value judgment, shadings, words, connotations, individuals, groups, power, adjectives, and mr prophet


Words in general and adjectives in particular have power. It is a power that comes in degrees or shadings. People and even societies can make value judgments on others just by the shadings of the words they use. Weird, strange, different and unique are really just different shadings of the same word but evoke completely connotations when applied to individuals or groups of people.

Mr. Prophet

Source: Book: "The Path"

Contributed by: Mr.

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