People who have no idea of concept get bogged into terms and mechanics. They can’t operate at the level of concept and are extremely literal.
If anybody did this he couldn’t do otherwise than find himself mixed up in tanglefoot. It does a lot of good to clean up his tanglefoot and meanings of words but unless this gets him up to conceptual thinking he’ll just continue to get in more and more tanglefoot.
Understanding is conceptual. You could handle things, objects and symbols endlessly without achieving understanding or real communication unless one finally was able to graduate up to conceptual comprehension.
People who are literal rather than literate simply haven’t achieved conceptual understanding.