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In a message dated 2/26/2008 12:05:46 PM Central Standard Time, 
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> I also do not agree with the premise that language
> construction is an "art." I do not engage in language construction as an
> artistic endeavor. For me it really is like building a model train (a cliche
> by now, but appropriate here). It involves some skill and a fair amount of
> aesthetic judgment, and so is something that may better be called "craft."
> 
> But of course I can only speak for myself, and I do not deny that others
> feel an artistic impulse in language construction.
> 
> Dirk
> 

To many people crafts are a form of art.

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