Re: Language and thoughts

Twirlip of Greymist (
Wed, 13 Nov 1996 14:33:43 -0800 (PST)

By the way, John Clark's post on the "God" thread was a good anchor to

On Nov 13, 8:25am, Kennita Watson wrote:

} Sorry for the outburst, but I love the English language for its richness.


} "Teacher - student" is a relationship that applies when someone who has
} certain knowledge has agreed to transmit it, and someone else has agreed

'teach' comes from roots meaning "show", and is related to 'token'.
'Educate' is "to lead forth", 'instruct' to "build in", a la structure,
which is related to 'strew'; "heap up". So 'teacher', 'educator', and
'instructor' can all be slightly different things, if you pay attention.

Merry part,
-xx- Damien R. Sullivan X-) <*>

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