Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Drabble Twenty-Four

Called That for a Reason

Saying “They’re just words—they don’t mean anything” doesn’t make any sense. Having meaning is exactly what makes words words. If they had no meaning they would just be sounds.

Sounds can have meanings, too. Even if you don’t recognize a word for what it is, if it seems to be a sound, maybe it’s in a foreign language, you can derive its meaning in other ways.

But it is impossible for a word to lack meaning because that would be contrary to its definition.

So, tell me again, what exactly did you mean when you said, “I love you?”

Sorry for the lack of posts recently. Life occasionally succeeds in trumping the internet.

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