5heaps wrote:if things are words then not only do trolls necessarily exists since "troll" exists, but a man can become a troll as soon as you just use "troll" instead of "man"."Man is a word" does not imply that trolls exist because "troll" is also word, it is an idiotic statement.
as Jeffrey Hopkins says, when Shakespeare said a rose by any other name would still be a rose, he did not mean, a rose by any other name would still be called rose.
Yes, but language is a means of communication, when I call a person "troll" it has a specific meaning, "troll " does not just replace "man", the speaker wants to convey something with it.
A person or a rose is not a constant unchanging thing. If Jeffrey Hopkins was a member of Hell's Angels and he was called there with an other name, like Razz for example, that Razz would not be the same person!