Category: etymology

Pretending to have read Wittgenstein, I often bang on about how words symbolise ideas, whether coherent or incoherent, and how this association comes about. To explain that in more depth; videogames are excellent non-verbal communicators, alongside paintings, movies and sculpture. Words need to be coined for new ideas drawn from important common stimuli drawn from these objects of perception. Like art, the descriptions the creator puts on something aren’t always the ones that stick.

BBC NEWS | The Reporters | Robert Peston Then there’s the plight of all those overseas businesses that manufacture cars in the UK. They’re being mullered by a massive contraction of available credit and a collapse in sales. (My emphasis) The premier journalist for these days of collapsing economies, Robert Peston, uses a phrase I’ve […]