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    Lightbulb What does a word mean to you?

    Hi there,

    It has been more than one year since the last time I visited the forum. Ho~ho!

    I reread the threads I have posted, those questions I have raised at various moments, and feel grateful for all you guys that helped me so much with your generous sharing.

    Now I am BACK! UK is a nice place for breathing fresh winds!!! Now I really miss the sky and people there(especially white-haired grannies!) O(∩_∩)O I brought plenty of books back, but stopped reading them for days. I can't remember since which year I began to feel irresolute about books and words.I used to have such feelings when I was learning my native language--- a winding path though.

    There seems to be a growing sense of loneliness within me when I read something written in English.It is a language of different shapes. It has its own puns and styles, its own densities and tempretures, its own corridors and stories.

    I can sense it , see its silhouette. However I cannot see its face, can't see its delicate shapes and histories. Thus I am not certain about which word to use. I know that I actually don't know the English words. I just know about them.

    Maybe a lot of people do not have such feelings or troubles. They just speak freely.


    Did you have such hesitations when you were young? What does a word mean to you?

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    Re: What does a word mean to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by sherishine View Post
    What does a word mean to you?
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    Welcome back. We have all missed you.

    Your question is too intellectual for a simple person like me to address, but it did immediately remind me of something that

    Shakespeare wrote. (Although I am too stupid to enjoy Shakespeare, he certainly did write some good lines!)

    "What's in a name? That which we call a rose / By any other name would smell as sweet."

    So I guess that if we called that red flower a "parser," it would still be the same.

    HAVE A NICE DAY! And as we say in the United States: Don't be a stranger! (That is, come on back and visit us frequently.)

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    Re: What does a word mean to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    (Although I am too stupid to enjoy Shakespeare, he certainly did write some good lines!)
    Thank you. I can feel the Sun that warms the place you live.O(∩_∩)O~
    Although I am not wise to understand Shakespeare either, whose words are more like anecdotes to me.

    Ha~ha! I AM BACK!
    Last edited by sherishine; 17-Apr-2012 at 05:13.

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