nancylebov (nancylebov) wrote,
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Why the dictionary doesn't settle arguments about what words mean

"All words have not a single meaning but a swarm of them, like bees around a hive. And like that swarm, changing its position ever-so-slightly with each wingbeat, the word's meanings change a little with each use upon the tongue or the page." -- Maureen O'Brien

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