The Swiss writer Peter Bichsel (born 1935) wrote a short story with the title 'Ein Tisch ist ein Tisch' (A table is a table)
about language and meaning. It is about an old man who feels tired and suffers from the fact that his day passes always in the same way.
Frustrated with his situation that nothing ever changes, he invents his own language by re-naming the objects in his room, for example,
instead of calling the bed 'bed', he calls it 'picture' and so on with all the other things. As time goes on, h...