English Prime


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Robert Anton Wilson helped popularize the idea of English Prime, which removes the verb “to be” from standard English.

The main benefit that Wilson and others see from using English Prime comes from the now stark contrast between absolute truth and subjective experience.

Standard English: Coffee is wonderful.
English Prime: I enjoy drinking coffee.

Even Hamlet could have improved the clarity of his monologue:

To live or to die,
I ask myself this.