Sunday, March 02, 2008

What's in a word?

‘When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said, in a rather scornful tone,’ it means just what I choose it to mean, neither more nor less.’

‘The question is,’ said Alice, ‘whether you can make words mean so many different things.’

‘The question is,’ said Humpty Dumpty, ‘which is to be master - that’s all.’

From Through the Looking Glass, by Lewis Caroll. Tip of the Tinfoil to Steve Wood.

1 comment:

Floridian said...

Hmm, that is the point...we change His WORD to be our own masters and avoid His Dominion and Kingship. Living our own way, by our desires and feelings, we can be guaranteed we are ruled by manageable, reasonable, changeable rules and assure that we have fools for Kings.