• Adventure
    Adventure

    … can turn it into an expensive evening… Easy to start! Expensive to get out of? And some more sayings…

  • Eyes
    Eyes

    What you can see there is mostly true. Make communication to an optical experience, however this demands a physical presence or visual aids such as films and photographs. And some more sayings…

  • Excuses
    Excuses

    A much-loved game in which everyone can let their fantasies run loose. Things get boring if you start repeating yourself. And some more sayings…

  • Ballet
    Ballet

    Virtuoso communication of tiny steps and huge leaps. And some more sayings…

  • Letter
    Letter

    Slow, but very reliable form of transferring information - takes an average of 2.3 days to arrive in Europe. And some more sayings…

  • Book
    Book

    Mobile window to other people’s dreams and ideas. If two people take a look in together they can find themselves better. And some more sayings…

  • Design
    Design

    Turns appearances and reality into form and colour. And some more sayings…

  • Dialogue
    Dialogue

    Balancing act over the depths of interpersonal communication. The communication acrobats must have their own internal balance. And some more sayings…

  • E-mail
    E-mail

    No dogs can bite this mailman, but viruses can. And some more sayings…

  • Angel
    Angel

    Master the laws of communication with a unique ease. And some more sayings…

  • Window
    Window

    If you look through it far enough you won’t see your reflection any more. And some more sayings…

  • TV
    TV

    Village fair with unlimited opening hours. And some more sayings…

  • Film
    Film

    Preserved images, sounds, words, colours and movements can be consumed time and time over; however living your own life is far more real. And some more sayings…

  • Photography
    Photography

    Documenting and interpreting what you see. And some more sayings…

  • Sparks
    Sparks

    Fire hazard when they jump. And some more sayings…

  • Secret
    Secret

    The temptation of the unsaid and unseen. And some more sayings…

  • Money
    Money

    A means of exchange that feels hard although you can’t actually touch it. A convincing argument even in paper or plastic form. And some more sayings…

  • Equality
    Equality

    Has been achieved when it doesn’t matter any more if a position is held by a fighting cock or a fighting chicken. The same also applies to raging bulls and raging cows. And some more sayings…

  • Happiness
    Happiness

    Fulfilling your wishes and desires gives us a feeling that fills us completely and makes us blind to what is missing. And some more sayings…

  • Heaven
    Heaven

    An orientation aid for people who have both of their feet on the ground and for those who like to fly. And some more sayings…

  • Mortgage
    Mortgage

    Putting residential ownership off for a while. And some more sayings…

  • Imperative
    Imperative

    Very successful when used with people. Less successful for dogs. I’ve never seen a dog turn into a heel when you say “HEEL”. And some more sayings…

  • Inspiration
    Inspiration

    That unpredictable moment when everything can change. And some more sayings…

  • Coffee
    Coffee

    Best drunk black during a blackout. And some more sayings…

 
 

An A-Z of communication

We have put together a list of more than 100 entertaining, thought-provoking and paradoxical definitions for you - and you can find a selection of them on this website.

This collection of definitions has been published in a booklet. You can order your own personal copy by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.!

Text:
Iris Wirz and Detlev Heinze

Photos:
Detlev Heinze; istock.com