"How many legs does a cow
There is a story that Abraham Lincoln was once arguing
with a political opponent. His opponent was twisting the meaning of words to
suit his fancy and support his case, so Lincoln asked,
"How many legs does a cow have?"
His adversary looked puzzled at such a question, but he responded in a tone of
of course. "That's right," agreed Lincoln. "Now
suppose you call the cow's tail a leg; how many legs would the cow have?
"Why, five, of course," was the confidant reply.
"Now, that's where you're wrong,"
said Lincoln. "Calling a cow's tail a leg doesn't make it a leg." Words can
describe reality, but words cannot change reality. Thatís your thought to
ponder for today.
By: Eli Borden