Mastery of language implies the ability to distinguish between words and the ideas they represent. Most of us use words, but confuse them with the underlying reality. Our thesis may conveniently be illustrated by examining the time problem.
Borgmann, Dmitri A.
"A Time for All,"
Word Ways: Vol. 1
, Article 6.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol1/iss3/6