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On Inside David Foster Wallace's Private Self-Help Library

It's not my quiz and I'm grossly unqualified to grade the results. But I doubt language shmanguage wins a free lunch.

Posted on April 6, 2011 at 4:38 pm 0

On Inside David Foster Wallace's Private Self-Help Library

One of the principles of free association is that there are no wrong answers. But schmanguage is the wrong answer. In the question, I was speculating that the words in the quiz were derived from an exercise where DFW had asked a separate group to spit out the first word they thought of when he said 'language'. The individual's jumping off point will say something about the speaker, all the words in combination say something about the subject.

Posted on April 6, 2011 at 1:20 pm 0

On Inside David Foster Wallace's Private Self-Help Library

Re: the class quiz. What's the first word that pops into your head when I say 'language'?

Posted on April 6, 2011 at 12:19 am 0