Author: Hubbard, L. R.
Document date: 1964, 6 August
Document title: Study: Gradients and Nomenclature
Document type: lecture transcript
Event: Saint Hill Special Briefing Course
Location: East Grinstead, Sussex
Document ID: SHSBC-397
Description: While discussing his technology for clearing up misunderstood words, Hubbard claims he learned about association of words from Commander Thompson.
What is the meaning of the word ‘disability’?”
“Oh, well, Christ! Nobody could define ‘disability’!”
You got the idea? It isn’t even that any big mental quirk sits behind it. No vast amount of case has to be taken into it. He just doesn’t dig this word, man! Why he doesn’t dig it, we don’t even care, but he doesn’t.
Now, what’s very interesting is this is one of the first points of research, 1947, is the influence of a mislearned word on a life and that was the point of research. I’d picked up some of this from Commander Thompson on association of words and there are numerous other things about this, but I had jumped to an unreasonable assumption about this. As far as I was concerned it was relatively provable or unprovable, but it was relatively nowhere. They talked about association, they talked about this, they talked about that.
Then I assumed, “Then it must be that a word will make somebody sick.” Well, what could be wrong with a word?
So I started tracing backwards and getting people to redefine words and that sort of thing.