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May 29, 2020
There are some words that sit in sentences invisibly until noticed when they fly out, destabilise the rhythm, and shine like headlights from an oncoming vehicle approaching at speed. These words seem to belong to a class of transitional words, the primary purpose being to fill in a beat, leave room for a breath, a heartbeat, a pause when a comma is not grammatically correct. When you look closely at language, most of the content exists to fill time during communication, not to send a message; the message is often conveyed outside the words, even without a word being said.