Tuesday, August 24, 2004

Dico Ergo Cogito

Does the language itself determine thought? If I don't have specific words for things is it difficult or impossible for me to think about those concepts? Was George Orwell right, in 1984, in the belief that by dumbing down the language you can prevent people from having certain thoughts?

This study indicates that he was.

And what does this say about those of us who are lexically challenged?

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