What is it, really?
Two little boys were playing on a sand pile. One heaped the sand up and said, “It is a mountain.” The other boy insisted, “No it isn’t. It’s a house.” They argued this way for a few minutes until their mother said, “You stop your fighting. Neither of you is right. That’s really just a pile of sand.” Which was it really? - From Language Habits in Human Affairs (1941) by Irving Lee Alfred Korzybski (the above quoted Irving Lee was one of his best students and popularizers) used