Bad language.

Discussion in 'Free Thoughts' started by Throbber, Aug 5, 2018.

  1. Throbber Registered Senior Member

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    Hello. I've recently noticed the ineffectiveness of language. One person speaks while the other listens, and so on. Language seems ineffective because both people cannot speak at the same time. Perhaps some form of "bathing" telemetry would be more successful?
     
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  3. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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  5. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    I think he's essentially noting that the human brain has limited processing power. Forming/transmitting an idea // receiving/comprehending an idea are processor-intensive tasks, each requiring the brain's virtually undivided attention.

    It has nothing to do with inventing a 2-way simultaneous communication system - we already have that: our ears and mouth can both operate simultaneously.
    It's the brain that's the bottleneck. You'd have to rewire the brain to have two processing centres.
     
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  7. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    I've often seen two people speaking at the same time. Total communication = zero.
     
  8. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    I say 2 or 3 sentences. Some people hear only the 1st sentence while others hear only the last.

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  9. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Most people in an animated conversation hear only the first sentence and then switch to formulating a rebuttal, just waiting for a break.

    The mark of a good negotiator isto listen, fully, to what the other person is saying, before formulating a response.
     
  10. naturallygorg Registered Member

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    A bad language doesn't matter as long as two people understand each other well. I guess that will make sense.
     
  11. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    imho
    language is a relative shadow of reality
    in the morning it heads one way, and another in the evening
    and then we have artificial light which sends the poor shadow every which way
     
  12. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    There are no bad language, only bad linguists.

    And bad linguine.
     
  13. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    The handshaking is tripping over its own feet. (Gotta love those mixed metaphors.)
     
  14. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    How many people can you listen to at once?

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  15. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Well, I once listened to 40,000 people cheering at a concert.
    I guess there's no practical upper limit.
     

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