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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.
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