Dixonshire: Don’t tell me to have a nice day. I hate that trite phrase.
Lindqvist: Then have a lovely noun of your choice.
Dixonshire: Daffodil. Can I have a daffodil?
Lindqvist: Of course. Have a lovely daffodil!
Dixonshire: Thank you.
Lindqvist: You’re welcome.
Dixonshire: Where is my daffodil?
Lindqvist: Oh, no, you can’t have the actual object “daffodil,” just the noun, daffodil.
Dixonshire: Why not?
Lindqvist: Because the object daffodil can also become a subject, and without clear delineation we risk being swept away into the discomfiting provinces of litigation.