Do people who see each other on a daily basis need words to communicate? Don’t grunts and scoffs and murmurs of agreement or disagreement fill in a conversation script just as well? It’s the tone of the sounds that convey a message. A few innocuous words here and there bridge the sounds with intended meaning.
This is particularly true at the beginning each day when one’s mind is on autopilot and might need a spark of caffeine for a jump start. But a small vocabulary is about all that’s needed, or even wanted, as one drifts among personal thoughts. It may be an irritation when other people don’t follow the normal script.
Darrin Bell and Theron Heir