Essentialization

The King 2 Hearts

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The part I'm interested in is about 51:10-53.00. This South Korean drama features a fictional South Korean prince who falls in love with a North Korean Special Forces soldier (Kim Hangah). This is the end of the last episode, and in this clip, their son says "Mother" in a North Korean accent. In a change from earlier in the series, the rest of the royal family is supportive, whereas earlier they regularly criticized Hangah for her North Korean accent and vocabulary. Towards the end of this selection, the king's advisor tells him the foreign press is making a big deal out of it because they consider North Korean a "dialect" instead of a language. There's some interesting social commentary on North Korean versus South Korean language throughout the rest of the series too, especially when Hangah pretends not to know South Korean slang or English and fools the prince, who assumes that a North Korean wouldn't know (forgetting that she is a Special Forces Intelligence Officer).

American's Don't Understand English

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This video is mostly silly and not serious, but it still relates to the concept of essentialism in that the guy is suggesting that a lot of the lexical differences between British and American English are due to Americans' inherently inferior intelligence.

Posted by Willis Jenks on April 25, 2016

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"Pick-Up Artist"

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This artifact is showing how different people communicate on a daily basis, and how each person has a different way of showing how the communicate. With this skit, most of it exaggerated for comical effect. But this is showing the diversity of people and there language through a simple conversation in group settings. In this skit there is gender rolls being played of femininity and masculinity, while showing the differences within the women's language. And how this "Art of the Pick-Up" class is teaching women how to properly express themselves.

David Cross: The Gay Voice

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An excerpt from comedian David Cross on "The Gay Voice."

BIC For Her Amber Medium Ballpoint Pen

Customer reviews of BIC pen designed for women.