[Most of the exercizes for this chapter seem to require sitting in a room with other people, but here is the first one, which I think will work for us.
Also, for this week's duality, please divide this objects into "American" and "un-American." The U.S. Congress used to devise the very same duality for American citizens. The list of objects is here. -- The Mgt.]
1. Have the group experiment with rewriting the following Standard English sentences into English Prime. Observe carefully what disagreements or irritability may arise.
A. "The fetus is a person."
B. "The zygote is a person."
C. "Every sperm is a person/Every sperm is great/If a sperm is wasted/God gets irate." (Monty Python).
D. "Pornography is murder." (Andrea Dworkin.)
E. "John is homosexual."
F. "The table is four feet long."
G. "The human brain is a computer."
H. "When I took LSD, the whole universe was transformed."
I. "Beethoven was paranoid, Mozart was manic-depressive and Wagner was megalomaniac."
J. "Today is Tuesday."
K. "Lady Chatterley's Lover is a sexist novel."
L. "Mice, voles and rabbits are all rodents."
M. "The patient is resisting therapy."
N. "Sin and redemption are theological fictions. The sense of sin and the sense of redemption are actual human experiences." (Paraphrased from Ludwig Wittgenstein.)