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Coded Language and Knowing Looks, Part 2

“It’s about mannerisms and keywords that people say, that kind of imply that they’re interested, but they don’t want everyone to know. That’s a lot of what I was getting on campus. But I didn’t want that. I wanted somebody that was going to be just as out there as me.” – Ashley, from “Ashley and Kisha: Finding the Right Fit.

“It can be hard not to feel ashamed when nearly everywhere you turn, if you want to reap the benefits of particpating in the larger culture, you’re told you have to act like you are ashamed; substituting coded language and knowing looks for real ideas and authentic emotions.”Tony Comstock, from “Google Fails When Language Fails, Part 4

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