In English, we analogize “The words people use” as bucket and “the meaning behind the words” as water.

In English, we analogize “The words people use” as bucket and “the meaning behind the words” as water.

We do it unconsciously, as it has been incorporated into our language long ago.

There are a number of expressions that are related to buckets and contents. As a native English speaker, I am rarely conscious of them but I try to be.

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