the world in words


Everywhere we go we see, read, hear and write . On billboards, in magazines, in shop windows, between friends, on Websites, in cards, on the television, in silence and shouting. Used to convey meaning, are powerful. But their meaning is fluid, transient and culturally bound.

“The meaning of a word is its use in the .” (Wittgenstein 1889-1951)

This project, The World in Words, is an ongoing project I started as a Facebook Album in 2010 to document the words written by others, I was seeing and reading during my travels in . Words that in the meaning I perceived from their organization or sequence, moved, inspired or challenged me. The project is ongoing and can be viewed at: http://theworldinwords.org.


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