"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean -- neither more nor less."
Take care of the sense and the sounds will take care of themselves.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
JOHN I, 1
A certain man was allergic to roses. At the very sight of roses he would reveal all the symptoms of hay fever. His eyes would water. His nose would get stopped up. He would gasp and sneeze. On one occasion, prearranged by the experimenter, this man was suddenly confronted with a bunch of roses. Immediately he had a severe attack of his hay fever, brought on by the sight of the roses, but -- and note this -- they were not real roses. They were tissue-paper roses! The hay-fever patient and his mucous mem-