avondale87 wrote in post #18980150
Minds think differently and OhLook will no doubt pounce on me but to my mind, knowing how far from reality or truth that statement on the milk box is, then it fits my definition of abstract
Abstract is from a Latin word meaning "pulled away, detached," and the basic idea is of something detached from physical, or concrete, reality.
The claim on that milk carton is miles away from reality. It just can't happen.
Okay, I get your point. I was considering abstraction in the sense usually applied to art. The milk boxes show up as realistic and concrete. "Nothing taken out" struck me also as a strange thing to say about milk with the cream removed. I guess the justification is that if you start with skim milk and consider it the zero point, then you can say nothing was taken out.
Pagman, you sure started an interesting discussion here. Thank you!