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MGM·Lion BS: What If ? (107* d) RE: BS: What If ? 24 Apr 16

Any of you other oldies round here remember Prof C.E.M. Joad from the 1940s? A London Univ Philosophy teacher, he was one of the original pillars of the popular BBC radio 'Brains Trust' question·&·answer prog, the original "Any Questions". He got rather a lot of ridicule by habitually prefacing his answers with "It depends what you mean by...": became a sort of catchphrase which comic impressionists would take up when pretending to be him. But I always thought, even at 8 yrs old, that the guy had a point -- doesn't it so often depend on "what you mean by..."?

A consideration I frequently feel posters to threads like this would do well to bear in mind and allow for in their responses.


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