Monday, June 27, 2011

Word Play

by CWK

“ comes from loving life, and play with words comes from loving language.”
-- Caring for Words in a Culture of Lies, Marilyn Chandler McEntyre

The ability to play with words is indicative of a master. You have to have a high degree of learning, and a grasp of the language to “play around.” That’s why second language speakers often have trouble with metaphors, and find it hard to understand implied meanings, and circumlocutions. You have to be a master TO PLAY. Think of Michael Jordan playing around with an opponent; he knows he is a master, and that no one can stop him. Also, in Psalm 2 God laughs at his enemies; this is not just derisive. Rather, it is the laughter of one who is completely in control. It is an outworking of his sovereignty. 

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