Words, words, words

‘Words have a limited range of meaning; and no interpretation that goes beyond that range is permissible.’ 

Words can never attain precision since they are as intrinsically dynamic as they are inexact. T. S. Eliot in Burnt Norton eloquently stated: . . . Words strain,/ Crack and sometimes break, under the burden,/ Under the tension, slip, slide, perish,/ Decay with imprecision, will not stay in place,/ Will not stay still . . . .’


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