Careful communication is frequently of central importance in law. The language used to communicate even with oneself in private thought profoundly influences the quality of that effort; but when one attempts to transmit an idea to another, language assumes even greater significance because of the possibilities for enormously distorting the idea. Word-skill is to be prized. Few have expressed this more aptly or succinctly than Wesley N. Hohfeld: ...[I]n any closely reasoned problem, whether legal or nonlegal, chameleon-hued words are a peril both to clear thought and to lucid expression.
Publication Information & Recommended Citation
Allen, Layman E. "Right1, Right2, Right3, Right4, and How about RighT?" In Human Rights: Amintaphil I, edited by Ervin J. Pollack. Lakewood, California: Jay Stewart Publications, 1971.