Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.
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So what's the difference between 'unpacking', 'deconstructing', and 'drilling down'? I suggest: not much.

Proposition: when multiple words to describe the same phenomenon bubble up in a language, it indicates that the speakers of that language have an unusual degree of interest in that phenomenon. I suppose this is a variation on Sapir-Whorf. Bite me.

What does it say about us that we have this degree of interest in hidden meanings? Unlike, say, the Victorians or the Elizabethans?

Bonus question: what's the difference between a 'whistleblower' and a 'snitch'?
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