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Any Words will serve for recording.
      §2. As to the first of these, for the recording our own Thoughts for
the help of our own Memories, whereby, as it were, we talk to our
selves, any Words will serve the turn. For since Sounds are volun-
tary and indifferent signs of any Ideas, a Man may use what Words
he pleases, to signify his own Ideas to himself: and there will be no
imperfection in them, if he constantly use the same sign for the
same Idea: for then he cannot fail of having his meaning understood,
wherein consists the right use and perfection of Language.
Locke Hum III, 9, §2, p. 476