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science-fiction-is-not-prescriptive-it-is-descriptive-ursula-k-le-guin
when-you-have-company-name-that-is-to-descriptive-about-what-you-do-you-dont-stand-out-philip-j-kaplan
color-is-descriptive-black-white-is-interpretive-elliott-erwitt
im-not-most-detailed-writer-i-have-tendency-to-be-more-actionoriented-vs-descriptive-lisa-gardner
if-art-relates-itself-to-object-it-becomes-descriptive-divisionist-literary-robert-delaunay
animation-scripts-tend-to-be-much-more-descriptive-are-lighter-on-dialogue
a-theory-may-be-so-rich-in-descriptive-possibilities-that-it-can-be-made-to-fit-any-data
crabgrass-is-aptly-descriptive-this-hated-weed-for-it-does-scuttle-quickly-through-lawn-allen-lacy
call-me-bitter-otter-its-just-nickname-i-gave-myself-however-better-descriptive-more-realistic-name-for-myself-would-be-tangy-walrus-jarod-kintz
it-is-through-color-changes-that-we-go-forward-all-decisions-come-about-as-picture-is-made-in-response-to-painterly-demands-the-descriptive-wolf-kahn
he-looks-like-man-how-descriptive-susan-said-in-droll-tone-remind-me-never-to-advise-you-to-seek-work-as-novelist-julia-quinn
descriptive-grammar-is-attempt-to-give-account-what-current-system-is-for-either-society-individual-whatever-you-happen-to-be-studying-noam-chomsky
language-functions-best-when-we-mediate-between-descriptive-prescriptive-influences-changing-rules-to-better-suit-some-things-but-sticking-to-them-for-others-john-wiswell
always-refer-to-those-female-gender-as-ladies-the-descriptive-woman-is-usually-reserved-in-dixie-for-females-questionable-respect-ann-barrett-batson
god-has-disclosed-himself-in-descriptive-terms-that-give-us-enough-information-to-be-able-to-know-who-he-is-he-has-hidden-enough-himself-for-us-to-learn-balance-between-faith-rea
reconnaissance-memoranda-should-always-be-written-in-simplest-style-be-purely-descriptive-they-should-never-stray-from-their-objective-by-napoleon-bonaparte
prediction-can-never-be-absolutely-valid-therefore-science-can-never-prove-some-generalization-even-test-single-descriptive-statement-in-that-way-gregory-bateson
science-as-long-as-it-limits-itself-to-descriptive-study-laws-nature-has-no-moral-ethical-quality-this-applies-to-physical-as-well-as-biological-sciences-ernst-boris-chain
the-great-art-films-does-not-consist-descriptive-movement-face-body-but-in-movements-thought-soul-transmitted-in-kind-intense-isolation-louise-brooks
interactive-decision-theory-would-perhaps-be-more-descriptive-name-for-discipline-usually-called-game-theory-robert-aumann
we-may-experience-absolute-positive-change-do-undone-if-we-shift-our-thoughts-from-descriptive-thinking-to-prescriptive-thinking-ernest-agyemang-yeboah
there-are-areas-philosophy-that-are-important-but-i-think-them-as-being-subsumed-by-other-fields-in-case-descriptive-philosophy-you-have-literature-logic-which-in-my-view-is-real
science-is-analytical-descriptive-informative-man-does-not-live-by-bread-alone-but-by-science-he-attempts-to-do-hence-deadliness-all-that-is-purely-scientific
music-is-basically-melody-harmony-rhythm-but-people-can-do-much-more-with-music-than-that-it-can-be-descriptive-in-all-kinds-ways-all-walks-life
there-were-million-things-everything-i-didnt-know-i-was-stupid-official-descriptive-phrase-for-happy-i-took-this-thing-im-giving-you-back-this-thing-you-gave-me-as-star-we-were-w
gods-word-does-not-merely-impart-information-it-actually-creates-life-its-not-only-descriptive-its-effective-too-god-speaking-is-god-acting-michael-horton
what-newspaper-needs-in-its-news-in-its-headlines-on-its-editorial-page-is-terseness-humor-descriptive-power-satire-originality-good-literary-style-clever-condensation-accuracy-a
i-understand-mechanism-my-own-thinking-i-know-precisely-how-i-know-my-understanding-is-recursive-i-understand-infinite-regress-this-selfknowing-not-by-proceeding-step-by-step-end
Weight Watchers holds as a descriptive axiom the transparently true fact that for each of us the universe is deeply and sharply and completely divided into for example in my case, me, on one side, and everything else, on the other. This for each of us exhaustively defines the whole universe... And then they hold by a prescriptive axiom the undoubtedly equally true and inarguable fact that we each ought to desire our own universe to be as full as possible, that the Great Horror consists in an empty, rattling personal universe, one where one finds oneself with Self, on one hand, and vastly empty lonely spaces before Others begin to enter the picture at all, on the other. A non-full universe... The emptier one's universe is, the worse it is... Weight Watchers perceives the problem as one involving the need to have as much Other around as possible, so that the relation is one of minimum Self to maximum Other... We each need a full universe. Weight Watchers and their allies would have us systematically decrease the Self-component of the universe, so that the great Other-set will be physically attracted to the now more physically attractive Self, and rush in to fill the void caused by that diminution of Self. Certainly not incorrect, but just as certainly only half of the range of valid solutions to the full-universe problem... Is my drift getting palpable? Just as in genetic engineering... There is always more than one solution... An autonomously full universe... Rather than diminishing Self to entice Other to fill our universe, we may also of course obviously choose to fill the universe with Self... Yes. I plan to grow to infinite size... There will of course eventually cease to be room for anyone else in the universe at all.

David Foster Wallace
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Hyperbolic Suggestion is-as one might infer from the term's literal interpretation-a method of suggestion induced upon the subject (or subjects), in question, through the blatant and immoderate invocation of hyperbole. Simply stated, excessive exaggeration induces a trance upon the recipient, rendering him or her remarkably susceptible to suggestion. Thus, through the use of a multitude of descriptive adjectives and superlatives, neural mechanisms and pathways are overloaded, as canals and bypasses are burrowed into the thick of the gray matter. The dendrites are, through this process, tuned to a predetermined frequency by which the seeds of suggestion can be sown. When this occurs, the subject becomes incredibly compliant to any orders given at a certain tone of voice. In some cases, orders need not be given. The subject's attitudes might well be so affected by the hyperbole as to affect his natural tendencies... Emmanuel silently wondered if there existed a perfect combination of words or phrases that could somehow-as in the case of Hyperbolic Suggestion-subvert even the most stubborn of wills. Then again, maybe it wasn't so much the words as it was how they were spoken: if he achieved exactly the most desirable intonation, rhythm, timing, pitch and pronunciation in his speaking, would his verbal appeals somehow make greater inroads in garnering their consent? There had to be some optimal combination of aspirated consonants, diphthongs, facial expressions and inflection he could somehow affect in order to persuade them effectively. But it seemed that to search for this elusive mixture of ingredients would only prove an onerous task, conceivably of little benefit. In view of this sobering reality, he decided instead to try out a completely different approach from those previous: it occurred to him that his attempts at persuasion might be slightly more effective if he carried them out as dialogues, rather than as monologues.

Ashim Shanker
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