Re: [FACETIOUS] Please pass the text
Read, Dwight ANTHRO (Read@ANTHRO.SSCNET.UCLA.EDU)
Sat, 17 Feb 1996 23:46:00 PST
"On Sun, 18 Feb 1996, Danny Yee wrote:
> 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.
In trying to be funny you make the point."
It should be noted that there is a formal definition of what constitutes a
grammar. Of course, as with any formal definition one person's idea of what
OUGHT to be included in any such definition may in fact be excluded, but the
value of a formal defintion is that it forces specification of what is meant
by a term. With an imprecise notion of what is meant by a "grammar" it
becomes possible to extend it to the absurd as Yee nicely points out.