Maddening Ambiguity

In the world of language and things said, context is everything.  Isolated bits are more often confusing than factual.

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Maddening Ambiguity
by Michael Romani

It doesn't take a lot of ingenuity
To see that language has a lot of ambiguity
Misinterpretation hides in humble prepositions
That teach us much about our dispositions
To listen less with intent to understand
Than to take plain meaning as sleight of hand

Teased apart nuances can be confusing
Leading to arguments with both sides losing
It isn't the case of adamantly refusing
Sometimes it's not even of our own choosing
There in all of these clusters of embedding
Is the amusement beginning at our wrong-heading

Context it seems is the key to resolution
With all sides offering their contribution
It's harder still in teaching computers
My bet is that things will get ruder
Until we can teach AI in terms of context
Because English is just that complex

(c) June 30, 2018  Michael Romani
All Rights Reserved

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