Watch these clips from the Ellen show. Notice how a simple change in words, or language creates some very interesting quandaries. Please watch the videos and answer the following questions:

  1. As we strive for more and more technology, what makes these clips funny?
  2. What element in language makes the communication ineffective?
  3. What elements of the reading from this week could you apply to explain the communication you have seen in the clips?
  • CLIP One
      Search Auto Correct Not So Correct, The Ellen Show
  • CLIP Two
      Search These Thumbsies Are Pretty Clumsy, The Ellen Show
  • CLIP Three
      Search These Clumsy Thumbsy: On Erection, The Ellen Show


  • CLIP Four
      Search Clumsy Thumbsy: Has Your Package Aroused?, The Ellen Show