that narnia dude
I’ve been reading C.S. Lewis. He’s talking about words and how they lose their meaning and become of no use to anyone when they aren’t treated in the literal sense. Like ‘gentleman’. How it use to refer to a specific type of landed noble person. How someone then used it to refer to how that specific type of person ought to behave and caused it to become a verb instead of a noun. Until it became a noun again. How this caused the original word to lose all value and meaning.
I’m mesmerized by Lewis today. So much so, I just ordered The Complete C.S. Lewis Signature Classics. Wonder if I’ll feel the same after 752 pages of apologetics?