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Thursday, September 02, 2004

 
Fun Little Logic Puzzle
In Semantics & Pragmatics today, we got a little puzzle meant to demonstrate the distinction between use and mention.*

Try to figure out why the following sentence is true:

One word is a phrase of 2 words, but every English phrase has 3 words.


*That probably makes no sense to non-linguists and/or non-philosophers. Don't worry about it. Pay attention to the puzzle.


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