Topic: Free


In the English Language, the word Free has 2 completely different meanings that causes all sorts of confusion in many different situations. (For example, the term Free Software often suffers from this kind of confusion.)

Consider this sentence:

This slave is free.
What does that mean? (It could in fact mean 2 different things.)

Does it mean that: this slave has his freedom; this slave has his Liberty? Or does this mean: you can have this slave for free; he does not cost a thing; take him he is yours; this slave is gratis?

Most languages do not seem to have this problem. (It might even be that the English Language is the only language with this problem.)

-- Mirza Charles Iliya Krempeaux