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Comment 86 by Retusa :

Comment 30 Alan4discussion"If my hammer breaks and I finish knocking in the nail with a rock, I have given the rock a purpose"I'd be more inclined to say you've found a use for the rock, 'purpose' is a goal or aim: 'use' is employment for or toward a purpose. Either way, the rock doesn't have a single use or purpose.

Quite so. Unless, of course, it's a rock that doesn't like nails. :-)

Tue, 01 May 2012 11:49:43 UTC | #938628