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Archaic a type of fine woollen fabric

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A human may "say" things to a computer by typing them on a terminal. "To list a directory verbosely, say "ls -l"." Tends to imply a newline-terminated command (a "sentence").

A computer may "say" things to you, even if it doesn't have a speech synthesiser, by displaying them on a terminal in response to your commands. This usage often confuses mundanes.
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This triangulation between the 'sayable', 'visible' and competing-conflicting discursive forces is the Material Event.
While the analysis does at times highlight participants' gender and racial identities, this is in keeping with a style of discourse analysis that examines the limits and forms of the sayable, as defined by rules at a given time and associated with institutions or sites of power (Mills, 2003).
Experimental writing seeks "through form to expand the range of the thinkable and sayable ...
"The Shifting Limits of the Sayable in Egyptian Fiction." MIT Electronic Journal of Middle East Studies 4 (2004): 41-52.
We support Mitchell's approach, as well as his description of the relationship between words and images--namely what, with reference to Foucault, he calls the 'sayable' and the 'seeable'.
It is only through the assimilation of an identity within the margins of the dichotomy that the gorilla can become a senseable, audible-visible and sayable being.
This division is maintained and naturalized by what Ranciere calls the "police." The police, he writes, "is thus first an order of bodies that defines the allocation of ways of doing, ways of being, and ways of saying, and sees that those bodies are assigned by name to a particular place and task; it is an order of the visible and the sayable that sees that a particular activity is visible and another is not, that this speech is understood as discourse and another as noise" (Ranciere 2004: 29).
The police is thus first an order of bodies that defines the allocation of ways of doing, ways of being, and ways of saying, and sees that those bodies are assigned by name to a particular place and task; it is an order of the visible and the sayable that sees that a particular activity is visible and another is not, that this speech is understood as discourse and another as noise.
Henceforth, to imagine social change happening, wherever domination and misrecognition occurs, the social philosopher or activist needs to first analyze the intricacies of how power shapes and restricts what is thinkable, what is sayable, what seems reasonable--and to look for what is resisted or denigrated at the discourse level (Foucault, 1972; Forst, 2015).
I think on that note we'll end, and either understand it as the whimper with which the world ends or a call for person(s) of vision to render an appropriate response seeable and sayable.
Redding (2001) proposed that, "Conservative views must be sayable (comfortably so), seriously considered, and seen as respectable alternative perspectives.
As Butler writes, "The question is not what it is I will he able to say, but what will constitute the domain of the sayable within which I begin to speak at all" (p.