Friday, February 20, 2004

It's All About Words--Sort Of

Read a great article called What's in a Word? by George Lakoff on Alternet. The article is about the word "marriage" and what it means to different parts of the culture and how the meaning of that word is at the root of the debate over same-sex marriage. You may not agree with Lakoff's theory, but you'll have to agree that the language in which the debate is framed is everything. The article should be read by liberals and conservatives alike, at the very least to gain the "ah" factor. You, know, when you are baffled by something and then suddenly get it, "ah!"