I don’t know what is even worse.
I’m sure I’m not the only one who has been asked this question and I’m sure some of you have even been asked this question and answered it, but it’s a mystery to me how I can be so clueless. “Everyone” is a pretty broad term and it can mean a multitude of things. I can’t really be sure just what people are really asking.
I will give you one example though. When you see someone, you are asked, “Can you say that sentence?” and I don’t even know what that means in the context of what you are asking. Sometimes you will hear someone say, “I don’t know what that means.” And that is usually correct. However, you will also hear someone say, “I dont know if it means that.” It’s a pretty common mistake and I’ve seen it a few times myself.
But I think that one is a little bit more of a problem. That is where people come from thinking that someone is saying something very specific. Youre not going to get that with a common, everyday word. You can hear it from people saying, its like a big quote, but if you read the definition of that sentence, it doesnt mean that. It can mean, its like the person is using slang, or using a word with a certain meaning, but it doesn’t mean that.
I think Ive seen this more recently with people wanting to make a joke about something that wasnt going to be a joke. For example, Ive seen people calling out a line of movies as “torture porn” or calling movies that werent really torture porn, but just a bad movie, “bad movies”. Of course, this isnt really a problem, but I wouldnt expect people to understand it.
I think it is an over-generalization. We as humans are very good at taking generalizations and sticking them into our heads as being true. For example, we love to believe that dogs are cute, or that people are generally nice, or that cats are fluffy, or that there are no real rules that govern what we can or cannot do.
I think you would be surprised at how many people fail to understand quotes and generalizations. It doesn’t stop when people go to college, but I think it does stop when people watch movies that werent really torture porn, but just a bad movie, bad movies. I think it is an over-generalization. We as humans are very good at taking generalizations and sticking them into our heads as being true.
People do not understand quotes. It’s not as simple as saying, “This is a good movie.” It’s more like, “I wish this movie was a lot better.” or “This movie sucks.” or “I want this movie to be a lot better.” The important thing is to understand the quote, not to try to fit it into your preconceived paradigm.
The point is that quotes are not just random sounds. We use them in our own speech to convey many things, but as far as I can tell, the most common is a quote about a movie or other piece of media. So if you want to make a good first impression, consider putting a quote in your movie trailer so that people who are unfamiliar with it can see what the quote is all about.
I’m not sure if it’s the best way, but I often like to put quotes in my movie trailers. So if you want to put quotes in your movie trailer, you could put them in a way that is easy for people to understand with as few words as possible.