There’s something called negotiating meaning. It’s a basic part of effective communication.

There’s something called negotiating meaning. It’s a basic part of effective communication.

You don’t have to start with shared definitions but you can wok your way there.

If it becomes a standoff where one group says, “USE MY DEFINITIONS ONLY” and another group says “USE MY DEFINITIONS ONLY”, then we go no place, and you are correct.

But effective communication is possible amongst anybody.

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