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I found a sentence... [Apr. 6th, 2005|01:02 pm]

The sentence is this: "Viewed in a temporal perspective on a derivation, this produces a metaphor of moving them from one place to another.".

(a) Can you tell me what it means without seeing it in context?
(b) Can you tell me what it means after seeing it in context?
(c) Whether or not you know what it means, is there some sense in which you could say you like it?

You see, I do not know what it means, but I like it anyway. I like the way the words look and sound together, and I like the way the sentence moves along.

From: feanelwa
2005-04-06 05:22 pm (UTC)
(a) No
(b) Still no
(c) No, because it's incomprehensible, and as a writer of scientific things I'm trained to find incomprehensible sentences and drop cyanide in their ears while they sleep.
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[User Picture]From: nou
2005-04-06 05:33 pm (UTC)
I strongly dislike it as a thing-that-explains, because it doesn't do its job. I like it in the way that I might like a nonsense poem.
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From: feanelwa
2005-04-06 05:42 pm (UTC)
My urge to destroy overcomes that part :( mind you it wasn't a very difficult part to overcome, because I've never seemed to get into nonsense poems.
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