kahoku Wrote:direct transfer of thoughts. why bother with words?
Or as I describe it, selective directed empathy.
Re the origin of the term gibberish, as per Wikipedia:
"The term is first seen in English in the early 16th century. There are two common theories of origin for the term "gibberish". One says that the basis is in the old word "gibber" which is allied to "jabber". However, the use of "gibberish" is recorded before the use of "gibber", which weakens this theory. A second explanation says the word comes from the name of the eighth-century alchemist Jaber ibn Hayyan, who invented a strange terminology so that his works could not be understood by others, thus protecting himself against charges of heresy."