Thursday, June 20Royal Holloway's offical student publication, est. 1986

Tag: Words

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
Opinion

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

Jasmine Chapman on the constraints of language and how important it really is when communicating with others.   Stop a second. Think about language, the thing which sets us humans apart from other beings of the world. The one thing, apart from our bendy thumbs, which makes us a level higher. I also ask you to think about how we think. We may be quick to dismiss the idea of reflecting on our freedom, for it is obvious that we have it. This is because as long as we enjoy life, our needs are fulfilled. Therefore, our level of freedom is of no interest to us, but is human freedom limited by the thing that makes us so prestige? Language evades our mind as well as our communication with others meaning that we may not be as free as we think.   Have you ever thought that we a...