the smallest unit of meaning

presenter looks deranged, derailed and crooked
q: a fat man, very large, ended up sitting beside me this morning on the train.
interupting a: a fat woman by any chance?
q: no, certainly a fat man.
a: what a shame.
meanwhile outside:
a shame indeed, ladies and gentlemen, said breadroll, we missed her by a syllable.

not the smallest unit of meaning

herr brekst sat on a chair, and so did sponge; breadroll and block of wood were nowhere to be seen. neutral location. deserted.
herr brekst did not say a word (including: morpheme, phoneme), nor did sponge; breadroll and block of wood were nowhere to be heard.  silence. no coughing. void of clocks.
the previous sentences are quite similiar in structure. we would continue to defy diversity if it was not for this episode to be over.

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