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Old Aug 3rd 2010, 06:45 PM
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Default Re: Literal isnít Lazy

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Originally Posted by WFCY View Post
doesn't work that way.

"I saw an astronaut with a telescope"

did I see him with my telescope, or did I see him carrying one?

No answer to that, because words don't react and produce a definitive result like chemicals do. Your metaphor fails, too bad.

There are plenty of such examples in every language.
Not my problem. It is not my burden to decipher what you mean; it is your burden to speak clearly.
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