Friday, June 15, 2012

Run (noun, verb)

To run. The act of running. A pace faster than a walk. To move forward quickly, to go at a fast pace, to cause to move quickly.

Let's try some other definitions, shall we?

An interval or distance of time.

A series of tries in a game that were successful or unsuccessful.

A trial of an experiment.

A standard or unexceptional group or category.

The enclosure for an animal.

A sequence of cards in a suit in a card game.

And so on.

The one I find interesting is the trial of an experiment. So when a runner begins a run, is he or she an experiment? A test in how long they will survive?

An interval, distance of time, a series of tries. A run of bad luck.

An enclosure for an animal. A rabbit run.

You have to look at words, look at what they mean, not just what we think they mean. Because otherwise they will trap you.

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