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posted on Feb, 24 2008 @ 12:04 PM
words. what are they.
i created this post to talk about something that will be very controversial among many of you but has been on my mind for a long time.
what are we?
as "humans" have you ever thought about this?
what is the word "human"
what do any words really mean?
i know that most originate from other cultures...
but what did those words mean?
they are made up vibrations in our vocal chords?
the ways we communicate...
every single post and word we ever speak in our lives?
what do they mean?
they are made up...
but have so much meaning..or do they?
truly i believe...that on this "earth"(how do we even know that is its name, its not) we are organisms(if thats even a word)
does anyone understand what i mean here or is this just complete b.s.)
i believe there is no benign spirit or anything...
you know?
i believe the world is very literal.
animals are organisms?
we are organisms?
living on this "earth"
the word "alien" is that even a word?
even in other languages....
they are just ways f communicationg with one another....
and all of the things that we know to be real...?
are they?
well this has been on my mind for a long time and is very scary to me?
any insight?
o am i completely crazy?
thanks for listening

not sue if this is in the right forum)

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posted on Feb, 24 2008 @ 12:23 PM
anyone else have any takes on this?

posted on Feb, 24 2008 @ 12:49 PM
Words are symbols made up out of seperated symbols known as letters or text. Each letter is a "symbol" ( A, B, C,...)

Letters symbolize sounds.

When you group letters together you get "word symbols". These are loosely understood concepts for a vast quantity of thoughts or idealistic itemed expressions.

Words are Symbols, but without logic they lose their symbolic meaning. People percieve word symbols in the way that best fits their argument. Words are frequently taken out of context. Words can be misconstrued in meaning. Words are more frequently misunderstood then they are understood.

Words are basic consepts of expression.

the statement "I'm going to knife you" can mean in context that a sharp toung is about to lay some words down upon you so quick you'll lose track. The track is lost when the same term is taken as a threat.

Words, are symbols without meaning, only through association, reflection and comprehention of context do words transpose meaning between two islands.


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