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Day: March 1, 2017
Why do we learn languages at school that most of us will never remember, be fluent in or use (coming from Australian education background)?
The fact that you are Australian is significant here. Foreign languages are taught in school because foreign languages have been decided to be useful to a country’s citizens. They can be useful practically, or they can be useful culturally. Classical languages were initially taught because they are useful practically as well as culturally. Latin was […]
The analogy is not with juice as in orange juice, as suggested by Dobhran Black’s answer to Could someone tell how electric power resembles juice?. Clearly there’s an analogy with fluids to be made; but why juice and not water? Or quicksilver? Or blood? The analogy is with vital juices, a concept that was kicking […]