So, something can have lemon-y qualities without being a lemon.

I believe we name things so we can distinguish between INTENTIONS.

A lemon is a lemon because our intentions are to use it for lemony things.

A blade is a blade because it does blade-y things.

Yes, it’s circular.

What encompasses a lemon? It’s lemonness.
What encompasses a blade? It’s bladeness.

What are the characteristics of lemonness? lemonness produces an effect on our tongue. We can call it sourness.

Does sourness exist without the lemon? if there was no other fruit then sourness would be lemonness. But then, there are other SIMILAR things that produce SIMILAR effects. So, sourness can be abstracted from the lemon and the lemonness and now apply to something else.

So, something can have lemon-y qualities without being a lemon.

Does the quality of bladeness include sharpness? Does the quality of bladeness include cut-ness? It does.

Does that mean all blades cut? No.

The ideal of blade does. But something can resemble a blade while not having full blade-like qualities (such as sharpness) and we still call it a blade, even if it is dull.

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