Ummm, no. No they don’t.
What matters are two things, intent and action. Words without at least one of those mean nothing whatsoever.
Speaking with intent is easy to define isn’t it? Those words have a purpose. That purpose may be good or bad. Unless the speaker is absolutely clear as to their intent, no one should try to interpret those words as anything. No inferences should ever be made. That’s bad thinking.
Our current PC world no longer works that way. Everyone has to be hyper-aware to whom they are speaking and what they are saying. Jokes? Be careful that there isn’t even an allusion to anything sexual.
We now see “Free Speech Zones” on campuses. University campuses. Places of discussion and debate on any subject. It was that way when I went to university. No more.
A causal comment, overheard by a third party, a stranger walking by, unknowing of the context of the conversation, may get a student suspended, even expelled.
I wonder when this will filter into the public square?