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Old 19 February 2014, 03:33 PM
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Originally Posted by A Turtle Named Mack View Post
If you want to call it symbolic of their mental state, I am okay with that, but if you were to try to claim particular meanings beyond that to the dance moves, you had better at least be able to explain a substantial basis for your claims. .
Why? If that's what it means to me, that's what it means to me. If it means nothing, or something different, to you, that just means we disagree. Symbolism isn't a question of objective fact, so the idea of having as "basis for [my] claims" is irrelevant.

ETA: If I were specifically claiming that the author intended for X to symbolize Y, then I could understand your asking for evidence. But if I say that X symbolizes Y, I'm talking about what X means to me.
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