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Thursday, 1 July 2021

Logic: a rant.

 There being very little difference, from a language point of view, between the statements Vaccines make you sterile, Having two X chromosomes makes you a woman, and Carbohydrates make you fat, it strikes me that what the world needs now - and needs really quite desperately - is a thorough course in critical thinking and logic.

Word To Use Today: logic. This word comes from the Old French logique, from the Latin logica, from the Greek logicos which means to do with speech or reasoning.

A note in my Collins dictionary says that although the word logica is a neuter plural, it was used as a feminine singular in Mediaeval times. 

Ah well.

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