13 July 2007


So, I come across "discursive" in a Lingua Franca article and it's used in a manner that makes me question my internal dictionary ("leading to a logical explanation"), so I natuerlich look it up:

  1. passing aimlessly from one subject to another; digressive; rambling.
  2. proceeding by reasoning or argument rather than intuition.

Holy fuck I love this word. It's its own antonym. (Although some might consider it an abomination...)

[ posted by sstrader on 13 July 2007 at 5:32:29 PM in Language & Literature ]