Thank you for your response! I am glad that you found the piece interesting.
Communication does always have consequences. And what the piece meant to convey was that when individuals have been habituated to certain regularities in life, deviations from them prove trying. (I had also recently been researching interest group mobilization — specifically the political power wielded by the AARP in the United States — and found it intriguing).
Additionally, the Through the Looking Glass example was a very interesting one that I hadn’t thought of. My mind had gone initially to A Clockwork Orange for a literary example of linguistic evolution. I’m sure that there are plenty more to be found as well…As always, I find myself with more reading to do!