Language betrays us writers on a daily basis. It’s like realizing the woman you fell in love with is mute, and it’s painful but its something you’ll just have to deal with. Either that or learn to speak sign language. How does it betray us, you ask? Well, the answer to that is simple; creation is backwards. By that I mean we allow words to think for us. We use euphemisms to fill in what we mean to say, cleverly arranged groups of words fit into sentences better than words that we could create on our own. Think of how this happens all the time, for writers at least, you know what you want to say, but somehow you just can’t say it. And then all of a sudden a overused metaphor pops into your mind that just almost hits the mark of what you mean to say. So instead of searching for the right words to clearly portray what you mean, you use ready made arrangements, just because it is much easier to do so. Gross. In this way, we let the words pick the meaning, instead of letting the meaning of what we say pick the words. It’s backwards, and it’s a parasite. And we must stick together to prevent a full on 1984 doublespeak conversion from happening, because once it does our language will then control our thoughts. Then what would we do?