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Our Language Has 'Interesting Little Wrinkles,' Linguist Says

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A man reaches for a wooden cross in the sea during an Epiphany ceremony in the Greek port of Thessaloniki on January 6, 2011. Sakis Mitrolidis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Value and meaning come from relationships and context. A physical object, such as a quarter, only holds the value we give it. It has no intrinsic worth. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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