A while back I watched a talk about “meta” on Youtube but I cannot find it now (searching “meta” on Google just gives a lot of useless results about “Meta” the company). That talk is from early 2000s, but I believe it’s very famous, so chances are that you guys have watched it as well. Most notably, it’s in “simple English”, i.e. every single word in that talk consists of ~3 syllables or fewer. Also, the presenter defined “meta” as something like “treating verbs as nouns”.
That’s everything I can remember now. Do you know the name of that talk?