Monday, April 6, 2009

By any other name, 'tis a different thing.

Was Shakespeare right? Does a rose by any other name truly smell as sweet? Apparently not. This NPR story is absolutely fascinating and might just change your mind about how much of an effect the way we speak, write or read about something changes the way in which we perceive it. Anyone with any level of interest in language should listen to this (follow the link).

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