Note that asserting the reification is not the same as asserting the original statement, and neither implies the other. That is, when someone says that John said something about the weight of a tent, they are not making a statement about the weight of a tent themselves, they are making a statement about something John said. Conversely, when someone describes the weight of a tent, they are not also making a statement about a statement they made (since they may have no intention of talking about things called "statements").

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