Sunday, April 18, 2004

Linguistic Thoughts

Last night, a German exchange student asked me this: What's the difference between shade and shadow?

And I tried to explain. I know there is a difference. I have it in my mind. Shadows are created by a definate object which blocks light. Shade comes from a less concrete source, but still blocks light. But after a day in the sun, 20 hours without sleep, and some *illicit substances,* that was really hard to explain. So we pulled out good old Webster to help a little. What did he say?
comparative darkness or obscurity owing to interception of the rays of light...

or a shadow

Drink of the day: Water. FQ Fest demands hydration
CD on the Playa: Theresa Andersson


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