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Tom Wier scripsit:

> Sure, but for that to work you have to put it into a specific context,
> which is not given here.  *Any* statement could, theoretically,
> have some semantic meaning given a certain context that triggers it.

The paradigm case being "Spiro conjectures Ex-Lax" (a U.S. brand of
laxative), which looks like total gibberish until you learn
that the context is the question "Does anybody know
what Pat Nixon frosts her cakes with?".

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