Almost done

Once, as part of a professional development program, we were asked to write down the percentage value that comes to mind when you say or hear “Almost done”.

To me it was 90%. The responses from the group varied. From 40% to 99%. We were using the same words, but it meant different things to each of us.

Language helps us communicate. Words also have the ability to miscommunicate. Words mean different things to different people. It varies further on context.

When we use words to communicate, we also insert the possibility to miscommunicate.