Friday, February 3, 2017

This is why we can't communicate! (video)

Brian and Karl"Skwerl," a short film in fake English as seen on QI. This is how English sounds to non-English speakers. Read the script for "Skwerl" at A film by Brian and Karl. Screenplay by Karl Eccleston and Brian Fairbairn; directed by Brian Fairbairn; starring Karl Eccleston and Fiona Pepper; sound and lighting by Thomas Jordan; Brian Fairbairn and Karl Eccleston are a London-based filmmaking duo. Made for Kino Sydney #47 (
That's not what I meant!
"We are, all of us, foreigners to each other: editor and writer, man and woman, Californian and New Yorker, friend and friend. Deborah Tannen shows us how different we are, and how to speak the same language."
- Jack Rosenthal, Pultizer Prize winner and editor

Tannen, who revolutionized our thinking about male-female relationships in her bestseller You Just Don't Understand, shows that conversational confusion between the sexes is only part of the picture.

Women and Men in Conversation (Dr. Tannen)
In That's Not What I Meant!, Dr. Tannen shows that growing up in different parts of the country, having different ethnic and class backgrounds, even age and individual personalities, all contribute to different conversational styles.

Entertaining and informative, this is an essential complement to psychological theories of human behavior. No one who has read Tannen's fascinating look at women and men will want to miss a word of this book! More
Oh, Wise One, please tell me the meaning of what my wife is trying to say! (ADC)
"Tannen combines a novelist’s ear for the way people speak with a rare power of original analysis....Fascinating.”
- Oliver Sacks, author of The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and The Mind’s Eye 

In That’s Not What I Meant!, Deborah Tannen -- renowned communication expert and author of the New York Times bestsellers You’re Wearing THAT? and You Just Don’t Understand -- explores how conversational styles can make or break interpersonal relationships at home, at work, and at play.

Fans of her books and the healthily curious reader interested in popular psychology, feminism, linguistics, or the social sciences will be fascinated by Tannen’s remarkable insights into unintentional conversational confusion.

That’s Not What I Meant! is an essential guide to recognizing and adjusting what we say and how we are saying it in order to strengthen or save a relationship. More

You Just Don't Understand
This is the "Rosetta Stone" that at last deciphers the miscommunications between the sexes.

Anyone who wants to understand what that "stranger" on the opposite side of the bed is actually thinking and saying certainly should consult this informative, eye-opening, witty, and sophisticated book.

It is essential reading to anyone in a relationship, or wants to be in a relationship, or for that matter anyone who isn't living in a cave. It is a book that makes sense out of it all. Now I understand my spouse! More

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