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Meandering With Myrn: Words, Words, Words

Posted Mar 10 2010 5:30am

Emily Dickinson is my favorite poet and my favorite poem by her is 1212:

A word is dead

When it is said,

Some say.

I say it just

Begins to live

That day.

Even though we humans like to use our written and spoken language as evidence of our superior brain-power, like all animal displays words that have one meaning in one context may have a completely different meaning in another. This podcast considers one word commonly used in behavior whose new meaning may, literally, come back to bite us.

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