To describe is to prescribe and to prescribe is to describe.
From: "Bell, Tim" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri, 18 May 2001 12:00:09 +0100
To: "'email@example.com'" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: RE: MD "friends"
I always thought Platonic was used because we all know he was a philosopher,
therefore a thinker, therefore this is love which relates to the head more
than any other part of the body. In other words - it's a get-out clause
when someone just wants to be friends. As someone who doesn't know Plato
too well it's easy to come to that conclusion so I guess this one goes back
to the old debate on defining languages - do we 'prescribe' correct usage,
or 'describe' actual usage.
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