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Tue Jan 24, 2023, 11:56 AM

9. Thanks. Actually, I studied Lakoff in both undergrad and grad.

Linguistics from him and Noam Chomsky are worthwhile, relevant and basic background.

Here's the thing -- Lakoff is not as relevant now as back then. He was, indeed, among the first to apply language across contexts, and theoretically explore the intentional misuses of it. And Chomsky was onto the rhetoric of manufacturing consent. But perception management came later.

As of today, I'd have to say that unless you can link some recent piece from him re political language, he's got no answers for what we've recently been facing.

Unless you have some specifics he would offer that you could refresh my memory with, that would help us in the fight to eliminate RW lingo, I think we're past that. But I could be wrong.

We're all swimming in an ocean of rhetoric these days, and we're kinda beyond the metaphoric realm. We're in actually in the zone of the loss, harm and damage realm of a democracy "in commerce" and fighting to enforce rule of law.

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