Oh, Say Can You See?


The Celsus Library in Ephesus, Turkey

My title refers to your sense of vision, your sight. It also could be a reference to understanding, insight.

I just came across a reference to a scholarly article in which the author “sites” examples in a novel. Site means location: Ephesus is a major archeological site in Turkey.

And then there is cite, which is what the author of the scholarly article meant to write; to cite is to mention particular items or people that bolster an argument. The author of Howard’s End, E.M. Forster, cites many examples of the rapidly changing mores in early 20th century England.

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