Communication is a two way street, and the responsibility relies with both the sender and the receiver. The sender may have to revise the expression for the sender to understand the true meaning. The receiver has to feedback to the sender to make sure they actually understand what is being said. BOTH have to be listening....and BOTH are responsible.
Wow, think I used that same basic concept in a paragraph on another thread earlier today.
I just read it on yours-and I still like it!