Example of misinterpertation of the pronoun *it*

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Note that Terra thought my "it" referred to the actual chili, and not just the recipe of the chili.

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Seth says
C 2011-04-22 13:09:20 15166
There is no doubt that imprecise language leads to fuzzy thinking & lazy logic. Since you have been pointing out my use of pronouns I have been a lot more careful about it.
 
Nathan seems to have made a virtue of the fuzzy usage of pronouns ... elevating it to a high art of poetry .   But i see his point ... fuzzy natural language gives the reader more latitude of interpretation ... that's the good news about it ... that's also the bad news about it.