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Can we talk? Yes we can!

April 24, 2012 |  by  |  Uncategorized  |  No Comments

The American comedian, Joan Rivers, by asking her signature question, "Can we talk?" invited all of us both explicitly and implicitly to confront the question, “Can you and I talk?” The history of her quip is that when she asked the question, “Can we talk?” she received a huge laugh. She said it was the laughter that prompted her to continue using it in her comic routines. Why do we laugh at the question, "Can we talk?" One answer is: “You’ve got to be kidding!” “Talk? We don’t talk, not really!” Living in the world today, we are provided with frequently occurring...

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