“Why
don’t
I
call
cookery
rules
arbitrary,
and
why
am
I
tempted
to
call
the
rules
of
grammar
arbitrary?
Because
‘cookery’
is
defined
by
its
end,
whereas
‘speaking’
is
not.
That
is
why
the
use
of
language
is
in
a
certain
sense
autonomous,
as
cooking
and
washing
are
not.
You
cook
badly
in
your
cooking
if
you
are
guided
by
rules
other
than
the
right
ones;
but
if
you
follow
rules
other
than
the
rules
of
chess,
you
are
playing
another
game;
and
if
you
follow
grammatical
rules
other
than
such-and-such
ones,
that
does
not
mean
you
say
something
wrong,
no,
you
are
speaking
of
something
else.” (Wittgenstein,
on
cookery,
rules
and
language)
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