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Do you ever have questions that you can't put in to words?

Asked by poisonedantidote (21638points) September 26th, 2010

I ask this because, for the past 20 minutes or so I have been trying to ask a question on here, but I just can’t seem to find words to express the thought correctly.

how do you personally resolve the problem?

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jaytkay's avatar

I would tell you, but, ummm, errrrr, ummmm…

But seriously, if I can’t write it, I don’t think it’s worth asking. On the plus side, writing anything helps clarify the situation.

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

Usually, it’s that I can’t figure out how to title it. If I can put it all in the details, I’m much better.

rebbel's avatar

I think you did pretty well, at least i think i understand what you are asking here.
Yes, i have that too sometimes, that i can’t find the correct wording, but what i usually do then is leave the question for later when my mind is less busy.
Most of the times my mind is more clear then so i can word it well.

tedibear's avatar

Yes. I have a question that I’ve been mulling over on and off for two weeks. I’m just not sure how best to phrase it. I don’t want to sound like a whiner in it and I want some specific direction on how, not a discussion as to why I should do/think/feel something else.

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

@tedibear If you want, you can pm me with it and I can try to workshop it with you.

tedibear's avatar

@papayalily – thank you for the generous offer. My inability to form the question correctly leads me to believe that I’m not ready to hear the answers. I will keep your kind offer in mind!

talljasperman's avatar

you can go into chat and ask the mods

ucme's avatar

What is it that you do…. do? Doesn’t sound quite right somehow.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

What about crafting it out on paper or in an electronic document, putting aside, and then revisiting it later for editing? Often, when I step away from a letter or e-mail, tackle something else, and come back to it, it helps.

Aesthetic_Mess's avatar

Yes. Usually I leave it alone for a while and think about it. What’s the topic for your question?

Discobitch's avatar

Quite often. Though I suffer from a related problem more often.

When I speak to someone about a complex process, sometimes I “see” the answer but can’t put it into words because it involves concepts that haven’t yet been worded in language.

But then, language is a machine made for everyday functional communication. Certain concepts,forms and feelings are difficult, if possible, to capture by it.

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