Everything that is said or that can be said about something, whatever it is, huh-uhm, reduces it, that thing that is being referred to whatever was said about it—and even the relationship between that thing being spoken about or referred to and whatever this thing is related to is reduced when anything is said about any of it.
Something is or is-like some something specific but not only.
Happens or doesn't; is whatever it isn't; skirting around it.
It can be like a lot of things like what it's made of or nothing relating to it at all for example.
With that being said, there's probably more to it.
Like: The lake smells fresh like dirt and the ocean smells like the ocean.