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Even for private 16 THE MEANING OF MEANING thinking thought is often ready to advance, and only held back by the treachery of its natural symbolism ; and for conversational purposes the latitude acquired constantly shows itself to all those who make any serious attempts to compare opinions. W e have not here in view the more familiar ways in which words may be used to deceive. In a later chapter, when the function of language as an instrument for the promotion of purposes rather than as a means of symbolizing references is fully discussed, we shall see how the intention of the speaker may complicate the situation.
As will be noted at a later stage, the use of the term * concept' is particularly unfortunate in such an analysis, and a vocabulary so infested with current metaphysical confusions leads unavoidably to incompleteness of treatment. By being forced to include under concepts ' both ' concrete concepts '—material objects, and ' Pure relational concepts ' (abstract ways of referring), Sapir is unable in this work—which was unfortunately never followed by his projected volume on Linguistics—to make even the distinctions which are essential inside, symbolic language (cf.
28 THE MEANING OF MEANING supposed to dwell (a belief which induced the Cantonese to apply the term * god-boxes * to such favoured personages), are amongst the victims of this logophobia. W e know how Herodotus (II. 132, 171) refuses to mention the name of Osiris. 4 We may compare i Thank Goodness' 1 Morbleu'—and the majority of euphemisms. Among the Hindus if one child has been lost, it is customary to call the next by some opprobrious name. A male child is called Kuriya, or Dunghill—the spirit of course knows folk as their names and will overlook the worthless.