i see what you did there different for each

Layered Pragmatics: This is a skill that is acquired after a certain mastery of linguistics. Pragmatics encodes additional meaning in an expression. For example, imagine someone has been in the other room searching on-line for some time and enters the room saying “treasure at the end of a rainbow”. The person is encoding additional meaning that they were successful in finding what they were searching for. Now in a creative work such as a film screenplay, a writer can use pragmatics to target multiple layers of demographics. For example, if you have ever watched some animated children’s films such as Shrek and other Disney films, then you will notice that there is content in the film that children are unable to understand, but at the same time, adults can understand the content, often with appreciation. By understanding layered pragmatics and how to create content with layered pragmatics, we can be better creators than all those special chosen ones out there.

Layered Pragmatics: This is a skill that is acquired after a certain mastery of linguistics.  Pragmatics encodes additional meaning in an expression.  For example, imagine someone has been in the other room searching on-line for some time and enters the room saying “treasure at the end of a rainbow”.  The person is encoding additional meaning that they were successful in finding what they were searching for.  Now in a creative work such as a film screenplay, a writer can use pragmatics to target multiple layers of demographics.  For example, if you have ever watched some animated children's films such as Shrek and other Disney films, then you will notice that there is content in the film that children are unable to understand, but at the same time, adults can understand the content, often with appreciation.  By understanding layered pragmatics and how to create content with layered pragmatics, we can be better creators than all those special chosen ones out there. ;)
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  • Kenneth Udut I’m a fan of the concept – is it your own naming/formulation of it? I think it’s one of the strongest powers of humor, especially those that cross age/demographic lines. 12 people hear the same joke and 12 people hear 12 different jokes because more than 12 messages were encoded within the joke. Takes a mastery of cultures and subcultures to pull it together, where each person goes, “Haha – I see what you did there!” but they all see something different!

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