:: Semantics September 9, 2007Posted by Minci 先生 in Ponderings.
se·man·tics (sĭ-mān’tĭks) Pronunciation Key
n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
- Linguistics The study or science of meaning in language.
- Linguistics The study of relationships between signs and symbols and what they represent. Also called semasiology.
- The meaning or the interpretation of a word, sentence, or other language form: We’re basically agreed; let’s not quibble over semantics.
I actually despise the word ‘open-minded’. It has been manipulated for all the wrong reasons. I prefer ‘open’. On the surface, it may look like it means the same thing but for me, I think it brings on a whole lot of difference. By being ‘open-minded’, I am ‘for sure’ subjecting myself to the many ideas or opinions that could dangerously contradict with my faith. Saying ‘I’m open to hear about this but’ as opposed to ‘I’m an open-minded person, talk!’ does give me that slight stand to reject the thought if I don’t like it. I’ll still hear it out but that doesn’t mean we would be in the same boat. I’d be on a motor boat, the other can might as well get on a bot penambang. Miahahaha 😈 *It’s hurtful enough to hear people say back to you.. ‘kata open-minded!’ and I’d be like ‘What? On things like that?’ hotak lu okay? hotak lu! Bee – OO -dee – OO -echh.. bluekk.*
*This confrontation never took place, just a figment of my imagination.
Do you declare yourself to be ‘open-minded’? What does it mean to you?