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Seemingly trivial questions regarding the utterance, utterability and unutterability of the word at issue:

  • Which is the word that is most difficult to utter, yet we feel it is most important that it be uttered?
  • Of all our words, which is the one that might in a given moment bear more significance than any of the others?


  • Are there people who find it impossible to utter the phrase ~ during their whole life?
  • And are there people who use the phrase ~ with unreasonable frequency, perhaps to escape its unbearable weight?
  • What could be the opposite of the phrase ~; is that so hard to utter too?
  • Does hearing the phrase ~ so often in the media and from strangers help overcome our difficulties?
  • Why is it easier to write down the phrase ~ than to utter it?
  • What social customs are related to uttering the phrase ~?
  • How great a share does the phrase ~ have in how we experience a special moment?
  • Does the needlessness of uttering the phrase ~ in a given situation mean that the situation is self-explanatory?
  • Is it disturbing in a situation deemed self-explanatory by both parties if the phrase ~ is uttered nonetheless?
  • Is it important to use the phrase ~? Is it important to verbalise it at all?
  • How do we distinguish those who by all means need to utter the phrase ~ from those who don't?
  • How does a parent use the phrase ~ with his/her child? Does the utterance of the phrase ~ seem less problematic in a parent-child relationship?
  • Which is easier: to hear the phrase ~ or to say it?
  • What roles might be imparted on the receiving party upon hearing the phrase ~?
  • Is the moment we utter the phrase ~ extremely selfish perhaps?
  • Which is more important: to say the phrase ~ or to hear it?
  • Is it possible to utter the phrase ~ in a serious or nonserious manner?
  • How do the internal inhibitions regarding the utterance of the phrase ~ relate to emotional intelligence?
  • Can it be tiring to utter the phrase ~?
  • Does a given cultural environment influence the utterance of the phrase ~ in any manner?
  • Is it possible to get accustomed to uttering the phrase ~?
  • If the phrase ~ becomes unutterable in a relationship, does it at once stand for the lack of love?
  • Is it our family that teaches us how and when to say the phrase ~?
  • What could be the opposite of the phrase ~? Is it surely "I hate you"?
  • Can the utterance of the phrase ~ be postponed forever? If yes, does it have grave consequences?
  • Can the phrase ~ be substituted with some other phrase? Or some gesture perhaps?
  • Can such an explicit situation be defined in which all conditions are met for the smooth utterance of the phrase ~?
  • Can the phrase ~ be replaced by acts or gestures?
  • That is uttering the phrase ~ good for? Is it suitable for conveying all our thoughts and emotions?


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