“Hey Colleen, you’ve got a great ass”

7 09 2009

One of Dell Hymes’ major insights into language and communication is that talk is always and inevitably a lamination of genres. While conversing, we routinely shift in and out of communicative modes: we embed anecdotes, he-said-she-said stories, jokes, and so on and so forth. This layering of genres achieves epic proportions in this gem of a fight scene.

[H/T: cracked.com]


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