Sunday, May 14, 2023

The meaning of the word "myth"

As it is clear by my research of this word "myth" is an "unfounded false story."
Yet, the history of the word "myth" is also significant.
For instance, in wiki's POV, "Myth is a folklore genre consisting of narratives that play a fundamental role in a society, such as foundational tales or origin myths. Since "myth" is popularly used to describe stories that are not objectively true."
The "links" in wiki's POV are significant, too.
In my opinion, the idea that the untrue has a purpose and an intent means that "myth" is a word meaning with considerable significance, even perhaps, promoting certain points of view,  may be an aspect of the word "myth" that should be considered when utilizing this word in a sentence.
As I have noted in my past posts, words of importance in this 21st century, ostensibly tend to be "nouns."
If I may suggest, when using a word that is a "noun" like "myth" in your sentence, perhaps it is good to consider the importance of what you want to say, even, that somehow, you have been influenced by a campaign of sorts to affect your point of view.
And therefore, you may not be totally inclined to believe what you are intending to suggest.





Sunday, April 16, 2023

The meaning of the word "chaos" and application to a general theory

No matter how you slice "chaos" the word, a noun, is about an outright general disorder, that may or may not be based on the "chaos theory."
And if you want to know what the "chaos theory" is, I've researched it, the theory is applied to the universe as a malfunction in the computation of various unknown mathematics, that may or may not have the universal solution to the entire theory as it may not be stated is so currently, but this is an abyss in an original universe that had no order, therefore, all is still in disorder.   
All of the aforementioned sounds like a lawyer parsing words to achieve a certain legal innocence to a bogus charge, or so says a defendant when launching a defense against a prosecutor who expects to prove without a reasonable doubt that the charge as leveled to the grand jury is correct.
 Perhaps the best interpretation of the noun, chaos, is a general unease that all is not as it is supposed to be.
 More importantly, the noun chaos may appear to suggest there is no certainty, since all is based on a universal chaos theory that is an acknowledged abyss.
 And when we apply the noun, chaos, to the world, as it is increasingly uncertain whether the likelihood of nations of people who know anything about issues that suggest the opposite of what the issue is about, the problem is that uncertainty creates confusion, and confusion creates the worst of consequences, that for some reason isn't yet apparently clear to the world as to how close "chaos" comes to falling into the abyss.

Thus chaos is a condition that exists prior to falling into a vast emptiness, or worse, that what happens is the emptiness, a worst of outcomes, i.e. the 4 horseman riding, the collapse of government, the idea that of each person out for themselves, a Hobbes world that precedes the collapse of humanity into some kind of bestiality.





Wednesday, March 22, 2023

In 2023 the words "hell" & "handbasket" are nouns

The Dean of "Words and Meanings" William Safire wrote about the analogy in his 1990 column, which traces the phrase "Hell In A Handbasket" as it was not always defined in the usual sense, as referring to "wreck and ruin.
 My research indicates the words "hell" and "handbasket" as words needing a definition not a meaning, the noun "hell" is the worst place, usually connected to the afterworld where kettles of boiling water are bubbling with those who were so despised due to their deeds when they were living. 
However, the definition of the word "handbasket" is defined as to the "noun" in the Merriam Webster Dictionary as well as analogous to the phrase "hell in a handbasket" which is an analogy to "wreck and ruin," the use of the words "hell" and "handbasket" appear in a sentence as a noun.
 The great William Safire's 1990 column "Words And Meanings" in The New York Times Magazine wherein he delved into an entertaining overview of the "handbasket" analogy, attaches something more than a grammatical to the words "hell" and "handbasket." 
Here's one more fact, the words "hell" and "handbasket" are still defined as nouns and with meanings as analogous to their origin, which in itself is a pleasant surprise in this world where words and meanings can be shifted to a partisan purpose for those with a certain POV, I say, let's cheer for the words "hell" and "handbasket," because, these are  words that even in this 21st century can be used as originally intended.