Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Marriage 401, Lecture 636: What the meaning of "is" is


Early in the evening.

SH: I hope you'll stay up until 11.

11:00 is about an hour earlier than he likes to go to bed and about three hours later than I like to go to bed. Compromise.

At 11:00.

Me: I thought you were coming to bed.

SH: Why?

Me: Because you said you hoped I would stay up until 11.

SH: So?

Me: That was an implied promise that you would be in bed at 11.

SH: No it wasn't. It wasn't a promise. It was just a vague implication.

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