Talking Zero Nonsense to People I observe with amusement a presentation at the next proposed zero cult conference this: ‘Zero Suicides, simple as that’. What happens when we sanction the talking of such nonsense to people? The idea of zero anything is offensive to anyone who has experienced harm … [Read more...] about Talking Zero Nonsense to People
Why Would You Talk That Way? Postman’s classic book ‘Crazy talk, Stupid Talk’ (1976) discusses the power of semantic environments. That is, the context in which we talk. For example, the words ‘sorry I have sinned’ may make sense in a confessional but don’t make much sense in a court room. … [Read more...] about Why Would You Talk That Way?