QOTD: What do words even mean?

Quote of the day, from Every Internet Conversation With Dudes, Ever:

Woman: Let’s talk about consent.
Dude: What does “consent” mean? What do words mean? “Yes?” “No?” What does anything mean? I’m not a word genius.

Oh, if only I had a dollar for every political argument that ends up in a death-spiral of “but if we re-interpret these very simple words in a completely bizarre way they mean something different!”

(And don’t worry, men, it’s not just/all dudes who do it. But … it is a lot of you.)