I Want To Write A Post About Meta-Statements

Maybe I’ll write one someday…

While driving today I heard the song Feliz Navidad, by José Feliciano, on the radio (Christmas songs already???).

It’s a very nice song, but has an aspect that bugs me a little…

He sings “I want to wish you a Merry Christmas” which always makes literal-minded me wonder if he’s ever going to actually wish me a Merry Christmas instead of just making a meta-statement about his wish to do it.

I know, I know…it’s common usage to use “I want to” or “I’d like to” etc. as filler words in front of actual statements. I do it myself.

But, I can continue to think it’s weird, dammit!


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