the names of symbols are only opinions....

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    "You are sad," the Knight said in an anxious tone: "let me sing you a
    song to comfort you."
    "Is it very long?" Alice asked, for she had heard a good deal of poetry
    that day.
    "It's long," said the Knight, "but it's very, very beautiful. Everybody
    that hears me sing it--either it brings the tears into their eyes, or
    "Or else what?" said Alice, for the Knight had made a sudden pause.
    "Or else it doesn't, you know. The name of the song is called
    'Information.' "
    "Oh, that's the name of the song, is it?" Alice said, trying to feel
    "No, you don't understand," the Knight said, looking a little vexed.
    "That's what the name is called. The name really is 'Apprehended
    "Then I ought to have said, 'That's what the song is called'?" Alice
    corrected herself.
    "No, you oughtn't: that's another thing. The song is called 'Useful
    Facts': but that's only what it's called, you know!"
    "Well, what is the song, then?" said Alice, who was by this time
    completely bewildered.
    "I was coming to that," the Knight said. "The song really is 'Pull My
    Finger': and the tune's my own invention."

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