Sounds and things

March 27, 2007

“Without a constant misuse of language there cannot be any discovery, any progress.” [Paul Feyerabend, Against Method]

The dude behind me on the train the other day was having a routine chat on his cell-phone, except that he kept using the word “wounded” as a catch-all phrase, the way you might use “yeah.” He was also knocking back the cider at 2pm. It was kind of strange to hear him use a word about vulnerability as a chavvie masculine affirmation. But he also had gems like “not the smartest peanut in the turd.” Wounded.

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