We use words to define words. I'm mind-fucked. I wonder what the first word was.. and how it managed to spread to everyone.

I'm going to look up "words" in the dictionary now.

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Wed, 03/02/2011 - 3:47pm


Tue, 12/07/2010 - 4:27pm
in_lakech Says:

"a unit of language, consisting of one or more spoken sounds or their written representation, that functions as a principal carrier of meaning."

fuck, now I can't stop thinking of the meaning of "meaning".

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 9:48pm
JIG1207 Says:


Wed, 03/02/2011 - 3:50pm
Wed, 03/02/2011 - 3:58pm
nweier Says:
Wed, 03/02/2011 - 4:14pm
Dtj41 Says:

I guess it depends. When do sounds stop being sounds and start being words?

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 4:16pm
Justyne Says:

you got me thinkin about so much shit right now.
wishin i could put it into words.

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 7:58pm
in_lakech Says:
Wed, 03/02/2011 - 4:22pm

recorded writing or even drawings of meaning werent't made until after spoken words were developed into a system

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 9:44pm

Wait, that mind fucked me. How would we know that there was spoken language before writing. Because in order to know that someone would have had to written it down. Crazy man

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 4:39pm
boobeface Says:
Wed, 03/02/2011 - 5:35pm
inv4d3ram Says:

whatever the word was, how could they know what it meant without using other words... wtf man you got me trippin haha

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 8:01pm
in_lakech Says:

haha exactly man! if someone just pointed to a delicious red fruit and said "apple" before words existed, people would probably look at them like he's nuts. but somehow we all have gotten to the point where we can express things like love, anger, gravity and all this shit that we can't even point to. and we can do it with our voices or through writing. we're crazy creatures, man.

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 6:06pm
herbgurl46 Says:

haha i feel like everyone who read this now needs to look up the definetion for "word" also.

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 7:37pm
boobeface Says:

if the word is deer, you don't need any other words to understand it's meaning, you just grunt deer to your buddy and then go hunting.

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 8:07pm
in_lakech Says:

so i just got home from all my daily responsibilities, had my first bong sesh of the day, and logged on to discover that not only did this highdea get popular, but it started a conversation about the crazyness of words among a bunch of fellow stoners. it's a great day. i love you guys!

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 9:17pm
Thu, 03/03/2011 - 12:07am
lainey-bug Says:

Its crazy right? i think about this all the time. have you every repeated a word so much that it begins to sound so meaningless. its just sounds, we could probably sound like a bunch of beat boxers to like aliens or some shit since the words would have no significance to them haha

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 3:04pm
boobeface Says:

aliens or asians? If it's aliens they probably understand our language(s). And asians already sound like they're beat boxing so.

Fri, 06/10/2011 - 12:36am
bambalacha Says:

"Language is the liquid that we're all dissolved in. Great for solving problems after it creates a problem." -Isaac Brock :)