Word Failure

A series about miscommunication / the sometimes inadequacy of words. The concept can be summed up by this (somewhat dismal) Somerset Maugham quote:

Each one of us is alone in the world. He is shut in a tower of brass and can communicate with his fellows only by signs and the signs, and the signs have no common value, so that their sense is vague and uncertain. We seek pitifully to convey to others the treasures of our heart, but they have not the power to accept them, and so we go lonely, side-by-side but not together, unable to know our fellows and unknown by them. 

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