How to do things with words?Explain.
I agree that there is vagueness here. Bearing this in mind, I would say that the critical element concerning any endeavor with words is to make sure that there is clarity in both the internal vision and the language needed to bring it into reality. Too often people attempt to dance around what they wish to say or do with words, as if hoping that words can provide cover from directly meaning what their subjective framework indicates. I believe that this can be avoided with the use of words in being able to clearly know what is within one's own mind and subjective paradigm. In clearly understanding this vision, words can be used to simply bring what is internal into an external frame of reference. I think that one needs to be able to fully understand and comprehend what is in this internal focus so that words can assist and not detract from it.
Unfortunately this is a very unclear question that you need to clarify if you would like an editor to help you by answering it. What do you precisely mean by this question? It is very broad and a bit vague. In a sense, every utterance or act of speech is a "thing" - speech itself is a very powerful tool that has been used throughout the ages to persuade, defend, justify and attack, to give just a few uses. However, I am guessing that your question actually comes within a more specific context that relates to some particular field or a more directed topic. Is it the art of rhetoric that your question is trying to focus on, for example, or is it a different area? Please modify your question to help us help you.