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Of course, communicating in prevocabulary grunts occurs every day now in the case of car horns.
At any given moment, a horn blast might mean, "Pardon me, miss, but you certainly have a lovely fanny", or it might mean, "Get out of my way, I'm more important than you", or "Hey Joey, how ya doin?", or "I'm in front of your house. Come out and serve me now", or, "None of you know who I'm communicating with, and you don't know who I am, but I'm going by your house", or "I hate you and the car that you drive and the way that you drive it, and now that I've achieved excape velocity and I'm far enough away so that you can't respond, I shall deliver a furious condemnation", or " #@&% YOU YOU#@&%ng @$$#%& ".
All these expressions and many more, are at your fingertips.
Just push that little button. From a safe distance, of course.
I am not kidding here:
I really really want everyone's cars to be wired to the puppeteers so that the commonwealth can charge every vehicle operator five or ten dollars every time anyone blows the horn. Or it could be an odometer kind of thing. Count and bill the owner/renter.
There's an emergency? Fine, blow the horn and pay the charge. You're just being an obnoxious person? Fine, pay the charge.
Not only would this setup make the world much more peaceful, it would also exert restrictive pressure on the practice
of firing cowardly-safe, vicious condemnations onto one another.
That could only help to make us all better people, which clearly we need.
Expecially people who blow their horns all the time. They need to be better people.
There would have to be a very active enforcement system. Every bad person in the world would cut the wires before he drove his new car home from the Used Car Lot.
And of course the bad people will use their evasion as a reason that we
shouldn't do it.
"People will just circumvent it".