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Semiology is the study of signs and symbols, both individually and grouped in sign systems. It includes the study of how meaning is constructed and understood. Semioticians also sometimes examine how organisms make predictions about and adapt to their semiotic niche in the world (see Semiosis).


Henry Stubbes (1670) uses the term for the first time, then spelt semeiotics semeiotikos, an interpreter of signs, in English in a very precise sense to denote the branch of medical science relating to the interpretation of signs. John Locke (1690) used the term semeiotics of An Essay Concerning Human Understanding. Here he explains how science can be divided into three parts: All that can fall within the compass of human understanding, being either, first, the nature of things, as they are in themselves, their relations, and their manner of operation: or, secondly, that which man himself ought to do, as a rational and voluntary agent, for the attainment of any end, especially happiness: or, thirdly, the ways and means whereby the knowledge of both the one and the other of these is attained and communicated; I think science may be divided properly into these three sorts.
Dazed and Confused is the all-time classic high school nostalgia movie. Any other conscious fellow, who grew up in the 1970's, must have had a glance of this prolific movie, but I still love this picture and try my best to relate. The most well written stoner film of all time, Dazed and Confused is fun on every level. Every character is unique and hilarious in their own way.
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