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tsuwm #199701 05/08/11 12:56 AM
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Peter, come here a minute--I have something for you.

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[bated breath]

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Breathe, Peter, Breathe: to my knowledge we've never had a death
here; disappearances, yes, but never a death.


----please, draw me a sheep----
tsuwm #199716 05/08/11 11:41 PM
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well, there was Bill's, but that was of natural causes.


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And Wow--RIP, sweet Ann, and I think of you every day when I click to donate to the Animal Rescue site ; and Angel; and first was Musick's friend whose screen name I have totally forgotten, in that car crash.

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Originally Posted By: tsuwm
a reader (who's a lawyer) asks:

Someone says, "I didn't taste the soup. I did taste the soup." That statement is nonsense, and it's a simple self-contradiction. Either part can be true, but not both.


This is not necessarily a self-contradiction. There could be two definitions of taste in play here. To put it another way, "The soup was flavorless. I did sample it to see if I would like it."

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Yip, but it would only be understood if you put it this other way.

Or if you put it this way: "I didn't taste the soup although I did taste the soup."

tsuwm #199732 05/09/11 08:45 PM
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I read what you are saying but I don't read what you are saying.

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