Video for language

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The Simpsons: Season 4, episode 8

Early in this episode, there is a brief scene where Homer is sent by Marge to talk to their new neighbor, Ruth Powers. Ruth is newly divorced and asks Homer to introduce her to his single friends. She is using subtle language, which Homer struggles to grasp. It is a nice example of different ways we use language and how vague language can create communication problems.

Note: There are general references to sex in the scene.


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I believe public speaking can go from most dreaded class to favorite class. I'm a former public speaking college instructor who spent years seeking out activities, assignments and examples to make the class interactive as well as educational -- they are collected here. I welcome suggestions for additions.

One response to “Video for language”

  1. Anonymous says :

    This is a good example. Thanks for sharing this!

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