Poetic License

For archive (Updated on February 15, 2019)


  • One of Elvis Presley’s hit songs is “Love me tender”.
  • Grammar teachers might scold the composer and the singer for not saying “Love me tenderly”.
  • Most listeners forgive the wordings as an example of Poetic License.


  • Descartes said, “I think. Therefore, I am.”
  • Apple Computers came up with a slogan “I think. Therefore, iMac.” It is another example of Poetic License.
  • IBM used to have “Think” plaques for its offices and employees.
  • A dream of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is to develop machines that can think.
  • One company was named “Thinking Machine Corporation”.

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