[Milton-L] swerve / secure

James Rovira jamesrovira at gmail.com
Sun Sep 30 15:08:48 EDT 2007


Do you really think language usually works this way?  Is a loose bolt
loose in the same sense that a loose woman is loose?  It seems to me
that metaphoric associations can lead us a long way away from our
starting point.

Jim R

On 9/30/07, jfleming at sfu.ca <jfleming at sfu.ca> wrote:

> Surely the word means just whatever it means, wherever it appears. Secure is
> secure, for an atom or a person, just as cold is cold, existent is existent,
> etc. To be sure, the entailments of security will differ from atoms (or
> other objects) to persons.


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