Been helping out my sister with studying for her English test tomorrow.. She misspelt 'soldier' as 'solider' and I'm telling her that, but she keeps saying that I'm wrong and that it's 'solider' and that's final.
How old is your sister? Today I misspelled "blue" as "bule." Fail. :P
Attempted to watch Monty Python and the Holy Grail - truly an excruciating experience. It has an 8.3 rating on imdb; what's wrong with people?
For a very long time, I didn't have a good appreciation for it either. Later, with the advent of DVDs, I found that turning the subtitles on for Monty Python movies helps immensely, especially if you're not used to the strong accents and fast speech.
The style of humor is very different from the usual American style. To loosely use typology to describe things, where American humor is very often "Se", Monty Python humor is extremely "Ne", with ideas bouncing in all sorts of random directions.
King Arthur: I am your king.
Woman: Well, I didn't vote for you.
King Arthur: You don't vote for kings.
Woman: Well how'd you become king then?
[Angelic music plays... ]
King Arthur: The Lady of the Lake, her arm clad in the purest shimmering samite held aloft Excalibur from the bosom of the water, signifying by divine providence that I, Arthur, was to carry Excalibur. THAT is why I am your king.
Dennis: [interrupting] Listen, strange women lyin' in ponds distributin' swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.
See how it goes from a simple statement of being the king to a discussion of political systems in general in a few short steps?
As long as you let go and realize that there is no story, just a really long comedy sketch loosely tied thematically, it's very funny.
An argument is two people sharing their ignorance.
A discussion is two people sharing their understanding, even when they disagree.