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  • #16
    Originally posted by Xtian Rabinovich View Post
    Hi Robrecht,

    >I think the motivation is simply not to take oneself too seriously, to have a little fun, kick back, and relax. <

    While I can agree with not taking oneself too seriously, I can say that I know and use many of the words in the spoof and didn't learn them having fun or kicking back or relaxing. I learned them from taking study serious and burning the midnight oil . . . . A great philosopher (Martin Heidegger) said that using words in that way demeans the sanctify of language and dumbs down the memesphere. . . . Of course I realize that by speaking against such silliness I'm swimming against the current of current affairs and the lack of seriousness that's become the serious past-time and prime-time of the current world order.


    XR
    Shhhh...Shhhhhh Sh-Sh-Sh-Sh-Sh

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Xtian Rabinovich View Post
      Hi Robrecht,

      >I think the motivation is simply not to take oneself too seriously, to have a little fun, kick back, and relax. <

      While I can agree with not taking oneself too seriously, I can say that I know and use many of the words in the spoof and didn't learn them having fun or kicking back or relaxing. I learned them from taking study serious and burning the midnight oil . . . . A great philosopher (Martin Heidegger) said that using words in that way demeans the sanctify of language and dumbs down the memesphere. . . . Of course I realize that by speaking against such silliness I'm swimming against the current of current affairs and the lack of seriousness that's become the serious past-time and prime-time of the current world order.


      XR
      Nowhere did I say that one should learn these words in any other way than your serious study. I would like to see this quote from Heidegger about dumbing down the memesphere. I suspect you are taking liberties with his words. As for demeaning the sanctity of academic discourse, I think Heidegger himself is an example of how this can be done in a very serious and real way in his enthusiastic support of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party, which, to his credit, he eventually regretted after the war.
      βλέπομεν γὰρ ἄρτι δι᾿ ἐσόπτρου ἐν αἰνίγματι, τότε δὲ πρόσωπον πρὸς πρόσωπον
      ἄρτι γινώσκω ἐκ μέρους, τότε δὲ ἐπιγνώσομαι καθὼς καὶ ἐπεγνώσθην.

      אָכֵ֕ן אַתָּ֖ה אֵ֣ל מִסְתַּתֵּ֑ר אֱלֹהֵ֥י יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל מוֹשִֽׁיעַ׃

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