[FACETIOUS] Please pass the text

Danny Yee (danny@STAFF.CS.SU.OZ.AU)
Sun, 18 Feb 1996 00:14:44 +1000

I wrote:
> If you are going to use "grammar" the way deconstructionists use
> "text", then I guess so. But that would make DNA both grammar and
> text -- indeed it probably makes *everything* both a grammar and a
> text, which makes neither term very useful.

Ania replied:
> :-)
> Interesting. From a langauge teacher's point of view I think that the
> separation of these has been so "unuseful" that I am really looking
> forward to a change.
> :-)

We can replace all those generic words like "thing" and "object"
with "text"! (With "grammar" thrown in every so often for variety.)
I guess Dan Foss' "Thingie" would become "Textie", which has a nice
ring to it. "Grammarie", on the other hand, is definitely not

But what I want to know is: do leptons have grammar, or does grammar
require hadrons? And is the surface of a black hole a text?

Danny Yee.