Nuances of language
and words do matter
It wouldn’t be untrue if I said that my nuances of the English language were very much improved from two comedians I enjoy watching - George Carlin and Lewis Black. But George Carlin mostly.
Being home post-surgery for the last four weeks, I caught up on 15 of the 16 HBO specials of George Carlin. All over again from scratch on Amazon Prime. A little bit at a time. I enjoy his brand of humor. At least most of it anyway. I watched them a little bit at a time, maybe in bite-sized 10-15 minute segments. And I don’t get much company to watch these, so it was all mostly on my own.
What some might call cringe-worthy, crude, and profanity - I would call them just reality. And his portrayal offers new perspectives to look at issues from. Obviously, one could see his deep competency in the use of the English language and his way with words to use them to his advantage. I like his no-nonsense, no-BS, take no prisoners style of comedy delivery.
I have wondered for several years whether I could create some business comedy material patterned on the use of the English language in organizational settings. Of course, this is part of an unlimited stream of ideas that come by, but this would be amongst the top few that keep circling around for years. Will I even try something about it? Stay tuned. Even if it turns out to be nothing, I will most probably continue to watch Carlin again to keep revisiting my learnings and skills around the English language.