Monday, 29 July 2013

1022. What we mean is what we don't say... (99)

What we say(Wheedling voice, rising to a squeak at the end)  "Would you do that for me?"

What we don't say:  I'm a nurse and I need to tell you to do something that you're really not going to like.

What we mean:  By wording it as a favour to me I'm embarrassing you into agreeing, and by using a childish voice I'm pretending I'm your mother and you're 5 years old.


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