Monday, January 9, 2012

funny how the sedate sometimes ramp up language to physicalize a very sedentary, information-based existence, while those who are as physical and as cowboy as it gets sometimes tailor their language to downplay such physicality and violence:

doughy white collar exec: Let's pull the trigger on this thing.
out-of-shape tenured prof: The savagery of *author's* language rips and claws its way from within the polite confines of a staid New England society.
vs.
trained navy seal: target of opportunity pacified.

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