Words are often BLUNT instruments (or sharp).
Ponder the Dexterity of BoXing Glo*ves
Words are STeReO-tyPes
Names of Colors are crude stereotypes - perhaps 8-20 names for more than 10,000 variations
The word "F>I>R>E!" Can cause panic. Racial epithets can "spark" violence. Words can TRIGGER signal reactions - which seem to "bypass" thought and careful reasoning.
Consider "walking" - versus ambling, hobbling, skipping, tripping, swaggering, trudging, skampering
Words can be PoWerFuL:
swords may be uni-dimensional
Some confuse B-I-G with TALL
Others confuse "Wealthy" with "high incomed"
Dirty with contaminated and sticky - with greasy - with dusty - impure - with low grade mixture