Sunday, November 10, 2013

another emotionless unfathomable word, ineffable

The word, ineffable seems so benign, like someone who hides who they are by putting on another cloak, a blanket of sorts that will cover the truth.

Yet, ineffable, is a description of something that we are not capable of expressing in words. 

Something not to be uttered, perhaps a Judeo-Christian Biblical admonition about what can be said and referred to, in other religions
ineffable is what an interpreter determines is permissible to speak of and about.

And then another meaning of this word, ineffable, refers to something too great, powerful or beautiful to be expressed.  So why is this a word? 

There is no doubt that ineffable is used to note that what it refers to must not or cannot be told to others—so here is a word that puts a gag on verbal or written communication, and when you use ineffable you have to make sure that whatever you want to say cannot be said. 

Ineffable is also a word that lends itself to a charade. 

This word ineffable is a good word to use in this 21st century of too much discourse and too much communication.  What do you think?  Is this a word that you would never when you "tweet" or "text"?   Perhaps this is a word that needs to be used to get some silence, then we can hear ourselves think about the issues that need thinking about.   

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