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Tuesday, August 05, 2008
The second most mysterious thing, after being, is language, in its ability both to express and to conceal. If I were asked to name humankind's greatest invention, I would answer, "The sentence." Yet, in inventing language, we also invented a kind of subtle monster that is as much in control of us as we are in control of it. The poet writing a poem or a worker writing a job application has the same eerie feeling on completion — "This isn't really what I meant to say." Who speaks? Language speaks, and it speaks us.
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