“The fact that all human beings share a particular meaning still does not explain why they need it. Why should we all want to talk about I and live? It could be our shared human situation; we all live and die so we all need to talk about the experience. Or it could be hardwired into our brains; we say kind of and part of because our brains work by dividing things up, just as underlying the most sophisticated computer routine is a binary sequence of “0”s and “1”s.
“Men’s names are typically stressed on the first syllable, women’s names on the second.”
“Women’s names tend to end in a vowel, men’s names in a consonant.”