Exploring Our Matrix
The Blog of Dr. James F. McGrath, Clarence L. Goodwin Chair in New Testament Language and Literature at Butler University, Indianapolis
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This came my way today via Facebook:
How would you say “That's boring” in your field of expertise?
(To see the range of ways this is said in my field, just have a look at the recent reviews of Reza Aslan's book Zealot…)
Minister: That’s interesting…
None of these is something I have expertise in, thankfully, but:
Homeopath: That’s been tested.
Mythicist: That’s attested.
Acharya S: That’s sane.
Freudian: That has nothing to do with gonads.
I’m an archivist. Boring is the default state, so we have no phrase for it.
The philosopher would say, “That’s meaningless.”
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