Susan Murphy Milano was a bright and shining light for victims of Domestic Violence. I respected her because of her honesty. She knew how some women attempt to jump on the Domestic Violence bandwagon for a variety of reasons, particularly in custodial battles.
Here we have a case of a woman going to jail for 7 days for refusing to give her physical address to her ex husband.
Is she truthful in her allegations of Domestic Violence?
Note that Statement Analysis is added to the article, in bold type, following specific quotes.
In Statement Analysis, we recognize that everyone has a personal, subjective, internal dictionary, where a word may need clarification. This is seen in former President Clinton's definition of "sexual relations"; where one must ask follow up questions.
Like the word, "boy" spoken out loud may give one person the impression of a 7 year old, while yet another thinks of a new born, it is follow up questions, or context, that may be needed to clarify something.
Exempt from this principle are two things:
Pronouns are instinctive. "We' always means more than one person, for example.
Articles come quickly, and after millions of times using them, humans are instinctive in their use.
Articles do not lie.
"A car drove by..." uses the article, "a", indicating that the car is not recognized. "Then, the car made a right turn", uses the article, "the", since "a" car has been recognized.
It goes by very quickly in the English language.
Internal stress is caused by direct lying, which is why deceptive people parse their words, instead, by editing them.
Yet it is that by their pronouns, and by their articles, the truth may come out.