|We can't have nice things; we can only have representations of nice things.
||[Feb. 23rd, 2009|07:11 pm]
Second time in as many weeks where I've asked, "Is so-and-so a thus-and-such?" and been told, "No. So-and-so is a representation of a thus-and-such."
They're being overliteralist jerks on the order of "'Can you hand me the Kleenex?' 'Yes, I can.'"
They're just trying to help you learn.