Monday, November 20, 2006
"A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged, it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and the time in which it used."
- Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Towne v. Eisner, 245 U.S. 418, 425 (1918).
hat tip: Gertrude Block, Language Tips, 78 NY State Bar Assoc. Journal 61 (Nov./Dec. 2006).