I’m (literally) over it

I’m over it itself. The ambiguous, subjective, third-entity noun it. Used in the negative form, “You just don’t get it.” And it’s positive cousin, “You get it.”

Perhaps if we spent a bit more time outlining what the “it” is we want people to get, we’d have fewer people not getting “it.”

Ironic that a blog named after a quote from the father of transcendentalism, a movement that was more or less predicated on effectively defining the “it” on one’s own terms, would be speaking in such a way, don’t you think?


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