Wednesday, June 9, 2010

How Language Reflects Good and Bad in the World

Here's a really interesting link that I ran across on the UC Berkeley Found in Translation blog. A study has shown that there's more good than bad in language, in much the same way that there's more good than bad in the world (trust me on this one; read the article if you're curious).

1 comment:

  1. Fascinating.
    As an aside, it's kind of a commentary on the human condition that, although there is much more good in words and the world, we tend to notice and fixate on the bad.
    To use the garden example from the article, most people complain about the weeds, rather than enjoy the flowers.
    Thanks for another intriguing post!