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Monday, November 8, 2010

At any rate...

I realized, reflecting back on my musings that I use the term "At any rate" an awful lot, often awkwardly and without reason.

In a post-relativity world we aren't really at ease speaking of rules that apply independently of the velocity of a traveling thing.

The search for a "rate independent rule" is not the same as "rule which considers rate", in fact, most of the rules I work with do consider rate. So why must I repeat this awful phrase as if by reflex?

It "jogs." It "jogs" the mechanism by which I am generating this very sentence, like a key in an ignition.

At any rate, it's a crappy phrase and I think I can do anyway with it. From now on I will swap out some new "jogging" phrase for the old "at any rate."

It'll be an experiment. We'll see how it goes.

1 comment:

  1. I actually meant "away" but I leave it for the sake of psychoanalytic research. I was certainly thinking at that very moment "well, I could just use anyway."



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