(Sektion 44: Philosophische Untersuchungen von Ludwig Wittgenstein).

44. We said: the proposition "Excalibur has a sharp blade" has a sense even if Excalibur is broken in pieces. Now this is so because in the language-game a name is also used in the absence of a bearer. But we can think of a language-game with names (that is, with signs we are certain that "name" would name) that are used only in the presence of a bearer; and so could always be replaced by a demonstrative pronoun with the gesture of pointing.