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    Hello everyone,

    I'm looking for instances of interpersonal communication gone awry, that I can analyze for a blog about conversation and social skills. Both fictional and real-world sources are potentially useful.

    Can you think of TV shows, movies, books, etc. that have many examples of faux pas, mishandling people, and conversational blunders?

    Who knows, I might even try writing my own fictional dialogue based on such sources, but I'm hoping to find ready-to-use transcripts, stories, or audio.

    Thanks very much for any sources you can think of!

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    Re: Rich sources of example faux pas, mishandling people

    Googling instances of politicians screwing up on tv might be a rich source of material.

    There'll be audio and text available too.

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    • #3
      Re: Rich sources of example faux pas, mishandling people

      The Rosie Project -- which happens also to be easily one of the very best books I read last year. And I think is being adapted for the screen. And the Kindle version is apparently only $1.99 right now.
      "You have idea 1, you're excited. It flops. You have idea 99, you're excited. It flops.
      Only a fool is excited by the 100th idea. Fools keep trying. God rewards fools." --Martin Hellman, paraphrased

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        Re: Rich sources of example faux pas, mishandling people

        Mr. Bean is all about faux pas, and so are a lot of other comic characters who always do and say the wrong thing for comic effect.

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        • #5
          Re: Rich sources of example faux pas, mishandling people

          Without question - Curb Your Enthusiasm.

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