Today I had an idea as I have done on many days. Actually idea may not be the word, maybe it’s more of a flickering beacon of real thought. Basically, it hit me that words are just noises and so names are jumper specific noises assigned to things in order for everything to make a little bit more sense. This struck me as I was listening to my Italian friends talk (I’m so cosmopolitan) and I realiased that they were using words to describe things, same as I do, but they used different noises to me. That’s all language barriers are, differences in noises. And I don’t know whether your following this strand of thinking at all but really it’s quite a simple concept. So why is it then that within one language, one configuration of noises is correct? I don’t have an answer to that I just wanted your opinions.