The Difference Between Knowing the Name of Something and Knowing Something

Richard Feynman
Knowing the name of something is not the same as knowing it. What Richard Feynman said should not be taken too literally, rather it is a good reminder that comprehension is beyond words:

“You can know the name of that bird in all the languages of the world, but when you’re finished, you’ll know absolutely nothing whatever about the bird. You’ll only know about humans in different places, and what they call the bird. So let’s look at the bird and see what it’s doing—that’s what counts. I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.”