Lisa's Life

Monday, September 11, 2006

Do you ever think about language? What I mean is do you ever consider how our words got to mean what they do and who made it that way? Who made profanity profanity? Who said that dog would mean an animal that ran around and barked? What is so interesting to me is that we form our language based on our culture. One word here has a totally different meaning in England. Today in class we talked about that topic and it never ceases to amaze me....how do we all assign the same meaning to a word?

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