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Repeated use of those descriptive terms makes the brief read like an ancient pickwickian pleading and is really hard reading.
Even granting that the genetic code is a symbol system rather than merely a system of causal correlations, to speak of "communication" here is at best pickwickian.
They are at first so polite – handling the pulque-jar to their fair companions (fair being taken in the general or pickwickian sense of the word); always taking off their hats to each other, and if they meet a woman, kissing her hand with an humble bow as if she were a duchess; – but these same women are sure to be the cause of a quarrel, and then out come these horrible knives – and then, Adios!
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