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Category Archives: language
[previous post] rifle vs riffle (a matter of degree or urgency) crevasse vs crevice (a matter of size) vocation vs avocation (a matter of wages, often) prize vs pry (I think just a matter of British vs. Am. English) career vs … Continue reading
As John Newman said with respect of definitions of communication: “The diversity and complexity of communication is such that a generally accepted definition becomes so profoundly involved that it hinders rather than helps further thought on the subject.” He proposes … Continue reading
isovist: the volume of space visible from a given point (part of “space syntax“)
The city is a fact in nature, like a cave, a run of mackerel or an ant-heap. But it is also a conscious work of art, and it holds within its communal framework many simpler and more personal forms of … Continue reading