Monday, August 08, 2005
The The Extra Article Adjective
A DJ over the weekend, with a shaky grasp of Spanish articles, referred to a song by “the Los Lonely Boys.”
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Contextual tautology is Geoff Pullum’s term for sentences whose truth depends on the manner in which they are spoken, such as “I am now moving my lips” or (upon multiple repetitions) “I am annoying.” (Pullum’s definition is: “contingently true in virtue of a property that the context of utterance picks up because of what you are doing.”)
So what about the classic logic puzzle, “This sentence is false”?