The question is whether you can make words mean so many different things  

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"When I use a word,' Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, 'it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less."
"The question is,' said Alice, 'whether you CAN make words mean so many different things."
"The question is,' said Humpty Dumpty, 'which is to be master."
[...] --Through the Looking-Glass

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“The question is whether you can make words mean so many different things” is a dictum uttered by Alice in Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking-Glass.

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