December 13, 2006

I want X, but Y.

In a class last weekend we discussed how "Y" and "X" in the above statement are, perhaps, unrelated to one another. For example, "I want to go to Paris, but I don't have any money" has the same meaning and usefulness as "I want to go to the beach, but I don't like artichokes." Hmmm . . .

1 comment:

Woman with a Hatchet said...

Ah, but you see there is a correlation between getting to Paris and having cash. One needs money in order to travel.

Regarding the other, perhaps your hatred of artichokes actually is an allergy and eating them makes you hate going to the beach?

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