"...A linguistic form that can meaningfully be spoken in isolation. Conversation, expression, a promise, a sigh. In short, a lie. A message from heaven, a signal from hell. I give you my word I'll never tell. Language that is used in anger. Personal feelings signaling danger. A brief remark, an utterance, information. Don't mince words, don't be evasive. Speak your mind, be persuasive. A pledge, a commitment, communication, words."