Maps and Words
Mistakes to be Prevented
Some people are more impressed by political oratory than by
An audience allows a magician’s patter to divert its attention from his acts.
Some people believe the fake claims for cancer cures, hair-restorers, muscle
builders, diets…. Etc
The history of science gives many examples of scientists being disregarded
or persecuted because their daily findings did not agree with the words of
the accepted authorities
Some believe that the Cinderella stories in magazines that always have happy
endings are true to life
(Above examples are taken from Minteer, Words
and What They Do To You, Lesson 4)
People confuse the United States flag for what it represents.
They get upset over flag burnings because they imagine the symbol of the
flag “to be” their beliefs in their country.