We all do-- Doreen's fashionable 'thinking' sounds like a good pair of gibberish. I know this from history, not this thread. Then that would be more a philosophical problem of 'qualia' , a term used to describe the subjective experience of existence. You and I, for example, would not experience the sound of a skull smashing to pieces the same way. This is not a linguistic problem-- this is why I do no agree that it is a colloquialism. A colloquialism would be some snarky word or phrase use to describe the event of a skull being crushed, and it would would vary from place to place. Doreen is using the word wrong.