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Does Collecting Make You Feel Dirty?
cbertsch
cbertsch
Possession
I pay a lot of attention to the word people speak. But I devote particular energy to pronouns. When does a person say "I," when does that same person say "we," when does that same person say "you"? I learn a great deal from this data. And the same goes for possessive pronouns. Sometimes people use them to give me what isn't properly mine. Sometimes they use them to take what should be. I'm keeping a record.

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frostedfuckhead From: frostedfuckhead Date: June 29th, 2005 03:38 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
The 'we' pronoun is particularly intriguing.


"We need to get someone to replace Salim's outside shooting."

What?

I love sports.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: June 30th, 2005 11:03 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I hear you. Congratulations on your China gig!
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