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By Matthew Caulfield

Re: What's an Orchestrion?

The bottom line is that language just isn't precise.

I worked for 35 years with a man who was a polymath and
a genius of sorts.  He wanted a specific word for everything
that exists or could be imagined and a discrete meaning for
every word in the language.

But it doesn't work that way.  What is the difference between
"big" and "large"?

Matthew Caulfield (Irondequoit, N.Y.)

(Message sent Wed 24 Dec 2003, 15:33:49 GMT, from time zone GMT-0500.)

Key Words in Subject:  Semantics

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