I spend a lot of time on this blog talking about writing. Today, I want to talk about something more fundamental: Words.
"Oh, he just didn't get what I meant."
"I can't help what you heard; I can only help what I said."
"That was absolutely clear. She must be really stupid."
As someone who makes his living with words, I've learned to be as careful as I can to ensure I use the exact word to describe the exact meaning I intend.