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vanishedone commented on the word ajdukiewics
I think it relies on prior familiarity with the work of Kazimierz Ajdukiewicz. I don't find it amusing, and I've spent enough time in philosophy classes to find the proofs that p funny; but I'm not even remotely familiar with this person.
December 7, 2008
bilby commented on the word ajdukiewics
Okay, I kind of get it now after following the link; it's not supposed to be a serious term. But it's the kind of lumbering wit that needs someone walking in front of it ringing a handbell.
What would be 'a language which is an exact copy of the language in which the term appears'?
pspealman commented on the word ajdukiewics
From Philosophical Lexicon.A term that is untranslatable, except in a language which is an exact copy of the language in which the term appears.Based on Kazimierz Ajdukiewicz.