A Few Words

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“A word means what I say it means,” said Humpty-Dumpty to Alice. But Humpty-Dumpty’s thinking is a bit unbalanced. Meaning is both as intended and as received; to communicate successfully across the often invisible chasm of difference, it helps to be aware of the assumptions embedded not only in our own thinking, but in the words themselves. Today we go down the rabbit hole of just a few words.