Thursday, January 1, 2009

I'll Grant You That (Part VI)

The following announcement appeared on last week:

Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
Optimization of Small Molecule Probes for the Nervous System (R21) Grant

My question: What function does the word "small" serve in that sentence?

1 comment:

John T. said...

Finally we're making an effort to catch up with the Chinese government. I think that I read about a similar effort by them in a Vonnegut book called "Slapstick"... at this point I have to cut myself short and offer an apology. You see, somehow my mind makes a connection between Troutfishing in America and Kilgore Trout, a Vonnegut character. I'm not sure why I can't let go of the conection. Maybe I'll have to go read some Brautigan.
BTW as you suggested, I'm reading some more John Mcphee.