Semantics is/are in the air

I just got back from another trip to DC, and I’m struck by two things:

  1. Everyone (well the males over the drinking age anyway) wear ties. I may have to recycle my tie collection if I’m to spend much more time there — luckily there is a very low bar for fashion and taste.
  2. Everyone (ok I travel in some pretty narrow circles) is talking about semantics. It’s kind of mind bottling (as Derek Zoolander would say). I was delighted to hear several presentations each slipping in references to semantics and no one gufawwing, or asking “what’s that?” it seems to have bizarrely gone mainstream without more than a small percentage of the people invoking it knowing, very specifically, what they were talking about. Sounds good to me.
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