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womenfire.jpegGeorge Lakoff's Women, Fire, and Dangerous Things: What Categories Reveal about the Mind is one of those books that breaks ground where nobody knew there was ground. Read it alongside some of Robert Berring's work (for instance, Legal Research and the World of Thinkable Thoughts) and you'll never look at West key numbers the same way again.

It's probably just a sign that the general frivolity level here at the LII is way too high, but we are prone to confuse the Lakoff book with Ricky Jay's Learned Pigs and Fireproof Women, which is a fine book too, though not up to his Cards as Weapons.