"God" is overloaded [was Re: The Unfathomable]

Robert J. Bradbury (bradbury@www.aeiveos.com)
Tue, 2 Nov 1999 14:52:48 -0800 (PST)

On Tue, 2 Nov 1999, M. E. Smith wrote:

> I agree, but a learned native English speaker should
> be aware that in the English language the word "God"
> is used this way.

Now this raises an interesting point regarding "language" and meanings. The problem arises when you "overload" a word. Are their languages that exist and differentiate between things like:

Perhaps one problem we have in discussing this stuff is we have not defined accurately what we are discussing.

At least when I say 1 + 1 = 2, people know what I'm talking about (unless you grew up in BinaryLand, then 1 + 1 = 10).