An officer in from North Africa is astonished that my "buggers of masquisards" as he calls them express themselves in a tongue whose sense escapes him, his ear being unalienable to “speaking in images.” I point out to him that argot is only picturesque whereas the tongue in usage here is due to the wonderment communicated by creatures and things in the intimacy with which we continually live. 

- Rene Char, Leaves of Hypos