The recently passed flood of concepts that spark my neurons are: the THINK BOMBS of McLuhan; IDEAS that are instruments (full of potential and waiting to be played, as a musician might say); INDEXICAL - a word, object, expression or art form whose meaning is dependent on the context, signifying by connection; and LIMINAL - a neurological or metaphysical state of being on the threshold of two different existential planes.
MEANING is a site of struggle, she said. And this echoes Strate quoting Durig referencing Langer: "Language is not the medium of meaning, Meaning is the medium of language." That is, if the fundamental aspect of meaning is symbolic transformation then yes, even a dead body can communicate.
We're not getting Autological here, in which I would prefer avoiding Luhmann's self-referential closed systems. Sometime way back - says Mumford - to teach and to punish meant the same thing. So I can keep my favorite cultural pseudomorph on a leash, and not consider the portable public privacy issue. That's how it works today, at least.