Semantics : Section Preface

Inconceivable /ɪnkənˈsiːvəb(ə)l/
- not capable of being imagined or grasped mentally; unbelievable.

Semantics (from Ancient Greek: σημαντικός "significant") is the study of meaning—in language, programming languages, formal logics, and semiotics (the study of signs and symbols). It focuses on the relationship between signifiers—like words, phrases, signs, sounds, images and symbols—and their primary meanings.

This section is dedicated to all those words we are using for one reason or another in an “odd” way. We use those words daily with tacit consent, leaving aside the fact that their appearance is not aligned with their actual meaning.

Princess Bride (1987) 

In the fray of political diplomacy, avoiding moral responsibilities, or even in science journalism, words are often used in a way that conceals the true purpose or meaning; answers are either avoided or mellowed. The goal is not pursuing the linguistic usage that much, but rather the task of the section is to revile these wrong belief systems and cognitive constructs we tell ourselves, so we can live by or continue supporting our current views.

This is a humble attempt to interpret expressions from the real world in the similar way one would do in computer science: finding the true meaning behind the running code and pin-pointing some of the long-term cognitive issues.