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Big mouth.

I somehow dislike (and I used a mild word) loud, "obvious" people with a "hello, World, stop now, I am going to speak" attitude. People who know everything about everything and who also show all their so called knowledge all the time. A bit of today - a chat with some friends and an acquaintance who firmly belongs to "hello, World" cathegory. Her today's scientific outburst was dedicated to proper use of language and of all layers you can think of...


Her: "You know, language is a very powerful means of expressing one's needs and desires and definitely *rolls eyes* one of really prominent tools for establishing a place in just about any social circle you can encounter. And the, of course, it's certainly *looks up left to concentrate for the next wave* the way for establishing the best possible connection between generations, nations and - if used properly - it's the strongest way to get... *pauses and looks at all at the table for the winning final statement* ... inter-gender communication and... *giggles* ... other acts going."

Me: *snaps* "And there just bloody isnt' any of that, right?"

Conversation instanly moved away. In a totally different direction.


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manley1
Feb. 18th, 2009 06:28 pm (UTC)
I guess she's focusing solely on words and not on tone, eh? That usually carries an equal amount of weight, no?
paterson_si
Feb. 18th, 2009 08:20 pm (UTC)
She's not focusing on life. :)
bygbrat
Feb. 18th, 2009 06:48 pm (UTC)
i don't think i've ever heard anyone ever use the term inter-gender. and, i've certainly never used it. i'm a simple minded person really. LOL
paterson_si
Feb. 18th, 2009 08:20 pm (UTC)
Hehehehehe she was so full of it.
tilia_tomentosa
Feb. 18th, 2009 07:48 pm (UTC)
God, what a "lecture"! What was that - sociolinguistics, anthropology or what? LOL

But you put her right into her place. Good job! :)
paterson_si
Feb. 18th, 2009 08:21 pm (UTC)
I think it was the case of "Pathetic Bullshitting". Oh boy, she had it coming.... :)
tilia_tomentosa
Feb. 18th, 2009 08:33 pm (UTC)
*innocent voice* I've never studied such a subject! LMAO
paterson_si
Feb. 18th, 2009 08:34 pm (UTC)
I think I have. LOL
herbe
Feb. 19th, 2009 02:47 pm (UTC)
foreign smackdown, i love it.


herb+
paterson_si
Feb. 19th, 2009 03:48 pm (UTC)
It just had to happen. :)

xT
bluebubbleblue
Feb. 19th, 2009 04:01 pm (UTC)
I don't like her.
paterson_si
Feb. 19th, 2009 04:07 pm (UTC)
Neither do I. :)
mitjablazic
Apr. 2nd, 2009 05:41 pm (UTC)
who is she....mrs. Bouquet?
paterson_si
Apr. 5th, 2009 06:35 pm (UTC)
Who?
mitjablazic
Apr. 5th, 2009 07:26 pm (UTC)
the lady...
paterson_si
Apr. 5th, 2009 08:24 pm (UTC)
Hehe.... I know Keeping Up Appearances, I just didn't fall in the story at once. :)
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