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It's all about genomics

She had stayed in Klatsand several times in summer ...
words were everywhere.

—ursula k. le guin, Texts (note: Klatsand spelled backwards is 'DNAs talk')

And you know sometimes words have two meanings.

—led zepplin, "stairway to heaven"

When I use a word, "Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone," it means just what I choose it to mean--neither more nor less."

"The question is," said Alice, "whether you can make words mean so many different things. ... "

"That's a great deal to make one word mean," Alice said in a thoughtful tone.

"When I make a word do a lot of work like that," said Humpty Dumpty, "I always pay it extra."

—lewis carroll, "through the looking glass"

What is the use of a book," thought Alice, "without pictures or conversations?"

—lewis carroll, "alice in wonderland"

We'll plug along on it for two or three years, and maybe we'll get something permanent--and probably we'll fail!

—sinclair lewis, "arrowsmith"

English is useful because it's a mess.

—Larry Wall, linguist and creator of Perl

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