Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Quote of the Day
"Language ... is the indispensable mechanism of human life. To be able to read and write is to learn to profit by and to take part in the greatest of human achievements -- that which makes all other achievements possible -- namely, the pooling of our experience in great cooperative stores of knowledge ... From the warning cry of primitive man to the latest scientific monograph or news bulletin, language is social. Cultural and intellectual cooperation is, or should be, the great principle of human life." S.I. Hayakawa, from "Language in Thought and Action"