Bird: And so in short, and to put it most simply, meaning is created by the juxtaposition of form and content and content is imparted upon our utterances by celestial means mediated by the particulars to which they are entangled by means of necessary constraints contingent on contradiction between objects and particulars. While this is perhaps imprecise, to avoid verbosity, I think it is the most charming way of presenting this idea.
Moonboot: Yes, very charming, and sinfully clever, but what do you mean?
B: I mean that I cannot, in words, or any other form, mean anything.
M: Ah yes, I understand what you mean now.
B: Of course you do, I mean, I meant you to.
M: Of course you do, for I meant you to.
B: So, you meant for me to mean for you to understand my meaning?
M: I don’t see why you’re blabbering on about all this, it’s really rather simple. I mean: I meant for you to mean for me to mean for you to mean for me to mean for you to mean for me… … …to mean for you to mean for me to understand your meaning – in a nutshell.
B: But you don’t mean for me to mean for you to mean for you to mean for me to mean for you to mean for me to mean… … …for you to mean anything. You mean nothing at all! And neither do I!
M: So, if you say I mean nothing, but yourself mean nothing, then I may mean something?
M: So yes?
M: So no?
M: Yes or no?
M: I really wish sometimes you would just say what you mean.
B: But then I would never say anything.
M: And sometimes that is how I would wish it.
B: You would wish it if what?
M: You know what I mean.
M: There’s no such thing.
M: Well, I’m glad then that we sorted all this out.
B (wistfully): Ah yes, “this”.