How is it that these days so many people seem confused about the purpose of language?

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What are words for? You’d think it would be a simple question.

Words are the units we use to convey mental constructs. When I say or write cat the recipient of my output can visualize a generic animal of the Felidae family. When I say or write the cat licked its paw the recipient of my output can imagine that generic…