Grapevine: 4 of them things

I’ve asked Jim if he believes in witches. He says there sure ain’t any in Vermont where he lives ’cause they can’t fly in snow storms, so they’d need anoraks and goggles till April.

It’s like Huck told, that Jim that Huck knew was just telling a story.

Smart guy, I guess. He had a five-center he told the devil’d touched it, and people brought him things to see the coin, more than he ever could buy for the piece.

The Jim I know says there ain’t any chance to bargain like that on a coin these days anymore.

Anyway, I’m telling you ’cause Jemma said she was doing some mapping, only it did not look a map to me at all. See here.

What happened next was a bit like a trick of magic, ’cause she asked if I could think about anything, literally anything, she repeated, to be going on absolutely nowhere. I could not and that did it, and I’m not a guy of an established predilection for persuasion. Four corners of the world, there ain’t time without place. Try these out:

CHAPTER 1. WE CAN PLAN ON TIME AS IN FIELDS

We cannot touch time. We cannot see or hear time. Clocks can show the time only as we set it, and grammatical time is not the same thing as the hour. How can we learn the grammatical time, then? To an extent, we may think about time together with place. More→

FOUR CORNERS OF THE WORLD

To see how we could cognitively map in language, let us try a mild brainteaser. If we compare our answers with family, friends, or other people and the results are consistent, the mapping is natural for us, even if the idea has not been not well-known: our brainteaser is intuitive. ■→More