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  • Interesting visual!

    June 26, 2011

  • "I can't say it fits with my original concept of the Wordie Paradox."

    June 15, 2009

  • Wow. Just stumbled across this. I can't say it fits with my original concept of the Wordie Paradox, but what the heck, it's an interesting (if vaguely surreal) conversation...

    June 15, 2009

  • Yes it does, and I'm still not seeing drawers.

    April 16, 2009

  • It all sounds rather Kinbotish to me.

    April 16, 2009

  • For the sake of those of you who do not have access to pre Socratic philosophy - Heraclitus fragment B50 - Heidegger translation: "Do not listen to me,the mortal speaker, but be in hearkening to the Lying-that-gathers (LOGOS):first belong to this and then you hear properly; such hearing is when a letting-lie-together-before occurs by which gathering letting-lie,the Laying-that-gathers (LOGOS),lies before us as gathered: when a letting-lie of the letting-lie-before occurs, the fateful comes to pass;then the truly fateful, i.e. destiny alone, is:the unique One identifying All." Sounds like a definition of wordie process to me - paradox and all. It takes a time to dra(o)w it out.

    April 16, 2009

  • Would it be a wordie paradox if it were 'eidrower'? Who is the authority other than the listmaster? Define what 'wordie paradox' means.

    April 16, 2009

  • It seems to be a surname.

    April 16, 2009

  • What does a drawer have to do with "laying-that-gathers", and if the paradox is about drawers, why are we talking about it on drower? And what the hell is a drower, anyway?

    April 16, 2009

  • I may be a word paradox. It's totally not a Wordie Paradox.

    April 16, 2009

  • I don't think that's the sense of paradox Asativum had in mind; but that's for the listmaster to decide upon.

    April 16, 2009

  • Besides being reword backwards, 'drower' is similar to the word 'drawer' which has parallel meanings to LOGOS ( the greek word for word). As Martin Heidegger speculated in Heraclitus's fragment B50 use of logos in his book, 'Early Greek Thinking'(page 76-77); logos literally translates according to Heidegger as 'laying-that-gathers'. 'logos' and 'word' perform the same function a drawer performs. This is the essence of the paradox and why the word is included in this list. My expectation is twisted by a hidden truth within the word.

    April 16, 2009

  • I was wondering the same thing, actually. Just never got around to commenting on it.

    February 12, 2009

  • Why is this word on the Wordie Paradox list? It seems free of glitches and bizarre behaviour.

    February 12, 2009