The Memorandum - Study Guide Act 1, Scene 5 Summary & Analysis

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Back in the Training Center, Lear continues his lecture. He's interrupted by Gross, who comes in with his fire extinguisher and asks whether it's possible for Lear to translate his memo. Lear says he'd be happy to, provided Gross can prove his interest in Ptydepe is essential and that he's not just trying to disrupt the class. He tells Gross to sit and then goes on to explain to the class how the different usages of the same word in traditional language are each given a different word in Ptydepe.

The example he uses is the word "boo," He defines its different usages through examples using office relationships, whether an employee wants to startle an employer, a fellow employee or a subordinate, whether the subject of the startling knows it's coming and other examples. He quizzes both Gross and Thumb, but only Thumb...

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