I guess therenisno room for hyperbole in literary
discussion. Seems the last time I heard, the current
form of being human is over a million years old, but
I could be wrong.


-----Original Message-----
From: INGELBIEN RAPHAEL [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Thursday, October 31, 2002 10:19 AM
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Subject: Re: OT: spelling

From: Peter Montgomery <[log in to unmask]

> Spelling is one key thing that makes meaning possible.
> ===================================
> Does that mean there was no meaning for all those millions of
> years of oral culture before spelling came along?

But then, they weren't communicating through internet discussion lists, were
Just being silly,

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PS: I'm not sure about 'millions of years' of oral culture. Tens of
thousands, yes, but millions?