You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth (And Blew Them All Away)

Have you ever noticed that when it’s really windy out (I’m talking huge gusts of wind that make you want to jump up in the air and see how far the wind will blow you) it can sometimes be hard to hear someone when they are talking to you? We were having one of those days about a week or so ago and it got me to thinking. Up until then I had just assumed that the reason you have trouble hearing people on those days is because the wind is louder than the person talking.

What if that is not the case at all though? What if the real reason that you can’t hear what the other person is saying is because the wind is blowing so hard that it actually blows the words away before they have a chance to reach your ears? Could it be that the harder the wind blows, the faster the words get blown away?

Maybe when it’s just slight breeze it is easy for the words to cut through, but the harder the wind blows, the more the words struggle. So as you get a somewhat strong gust of wind, maybe the words just barely make it to their destination and the person hearing them just gets the remains of the original words. Then when you get one of those overpowering gusts where you can barely stand and can’t hear anything that is being said, the reason for the inability to hear is actually because the words got blown away as soon as they left the speaker’s mouth.

This would obviously be easier to prove if words were visible, but alas, it is not so. Which brings me to another problem…how can we make words visible? I think that might be a different topic for a different time. Or never. We shall see.


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