posted on Sep, 21 2008 @ 02:01 PM
There are definitely feelings, and ideas I have that there are no known words "to my knowledge that describe. I've had to create my own words for
these feelings. Most have to do with feelings.
Now perhaps there are words out there for these feelings, and I just don't know them. But if I don't know the word, how exactly am i thinking it? It
goes against the whole premise of the OP.
I think more correctly and simply and obviously you can only say what you can think. But you can think a good deal more.
To me you can only think what you can say, I'd have to disagree with.
Take for instance my daughter (she's 10 and she knows what the word vicarious means). But lets pretend she didn't for this experiment.
She goes to say Europe or some other place I've never been, and then comes back and tells me, in alot of jumbled words, , but manages to get the
point across that she wants me to experience what it was like in Europe through her experience.
Now she has just thought vicariously, but hasn't the proper words to explain what she is trying to tell me.
Or is she just not useing the most efficient words to explain her feelings? I suppose that could be it. She is basically describing the definition of
vicarious without knowing the word.
Perhaps that is what I am doing with my "made up" words. I just am not familiar with the simpliest words that DO exist to convey these feelings.
Obviously I don't know every word in the English language and thier meanings.
So in hindsight now....., I believe the OP could very well be onto something. I'd just hate to be it to be true.
Interesting discussion btw.