Does anyone's signifigant others look for deeper meanings in the stuff that you say? It drives me crazy sometimes. And when you explain that you mean exactly what you say, you get the backhanded compliment that english is such a simple direct language and japanese has so much depth etc etc... I should have kept my mouth shut, but I couldn't..... "oh, but wait. You said when you talk or listen in English that you also think in English... so why do you even need to ask if there is a deeper meaning to what is being said... " I then almost said "it's funny that if the Japanese have such depth in their language it is quite strange that they care for only the most superficial things in the material world... Please explain dear.... " If I said that, I would have probably be typing this from somewhere other than my house...