Thoughts on Thinking

"When somebody persuades me that I am wrong, I change my mind. What do you do?" John Maynard Keynes

"If you're unhappy with your life, change your thinking." Charles Fillmore

"The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it." Eckhart Tolle

"People are not disturbed by things, but by the view they take of them." Epictetus

"The unexamined life is not worth living." Socrates

"Consciousness is a terrible thing to waste." PunditGeorge

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Twick or Tweet?

"I wrote 2 U B 4" he twittered. Er, he text messaged. Uh, how about a line in a poem written in 1867? It seems cryptic English is nothing new.

So reports Discover Magazine in its "Good News" section in the November 2010 issue noting an upcoming exhibit at the British Museum - Evolving English: One Language, Many Voices .

Twitter, texting, discrete shorthand - nothing new about that. Indeed, as Alphonse Karr noted a generation before the "2UB4", plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose. Indeed, the more that changes, the more it's the same thing. That's why the header for this blog includes the admonition from the Oracle at Delphi to "know thyself" as the road to all wisdom.

Evolving English. Perhaps in another generation some wag will blog (twick, or tweet, or merely think, a bundle of thought without need of words) a more succinct manner to engage another. "IMthe1, U2."

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