Monthly Archives: June 2011

Brief language-related notes

1.  解剖学 means, to my knowledge “anatomy” in Chinese; 解剖 is simply “dissection”.  Does that not, then, suggest the scope of anatomy to be horribly limited? 2.  When one says “By first word, I mean second word,” should either of … Continue reading

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On liquids within Macbeth

The text of Shakespeare’s infamous Macbeth, filled to the brim with symbolic imagery, is rife with the mention of liquids. One notices them most everywhere – staining the clothes of worthy warriors, tainting the hands of the guilty, running through … Continue reading

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