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Journal Chacham's Journal: Verbiage: Names on what is or what could be. 3

When does sauce on bread become a "cheeseless pizza"?

When does a pile of stones become a "broken wall"?

For the first i'd guess when it looks like it's on it's way. For the second i'd guess when it once was. But those answers are contradictory.

The names then seem to be comparitive to how we view things, ala "half full" or "half empty".

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  • by Planesdragon ( 210349 ) <slashdot.castlesteelstone@us> on Monday February 14, 2005 @07:33PM (#11673125) Homepage Journal
    Sauce on bread is a cheeseless pizza when you bake it, but only if the bread is pizza dough. But so long as it's tasty, no one will care.

    A pile of stones cannot become a fallen wall; it must start out as a wall, and then fall. Anything else is a lie.
    • Sauce on bread is a cheeseless pizza when you bake it, but only if the bread is pizza dough. But so long as it's tasty, no one will care.

      I'd say it's a pizza if it's on a pizza base. Put, say, ham, pineapple and sauce on a pizza base, it's a pizza even before you bake it; put it on bread, it's an open sandwich. Of course, "pizzas" which use something else for a base are a bit of a gray area; ISTR seeing the odd "ciabatta pizza" somewhere, for example.

      A pile of stones cannot become a fallen wall; it must

  • I think one distinction would be the original intention of the creator; another in the eye of the beholder. But I also think that an absolute distinction is impossible to make.

    I might intend to create a wall, but do it so badly that my neighbour thinks that I have thrown a pile of pebbles on the border between our property. Wall or pile?

    It is a little bit easier if we have a scenario involving 'what once was': you have a pizza; you remove the cheese; voila! you have cheese-less pizza. The stone wall, howe

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