An Exemplary Sentence

It’s been awhile since I came across a sentence or paragraph that made me really stop and consider.  This one did:

Most people assume that meaning is embedded in the words they speak. But , according to forensic linguists, meaning is far more vaporous, teased into existence though vocalized puffs of air, hand gestures, body tilts, dancing eyebrow, and nuanced nostril flares. The transmission of meaning still involves primate mechanics worked out during the Pliocene era.
Jack Hitt
“Words on Trial”

I love this idea. Any other exemplary sentences out there, primates? Continue reading “An Exemplary Sentence”