What was the best "you have no power here" moment you have ever seen?

Ita fascinating because the individual words are understandable in themselves (and are not even inherently technical) but are used in a field that really demands an understanding of the context.

This is actually something that interests me in terms of literacy. It is not only the ability to "decode" the individual word, but to realise that language is embedded in a sociocultural discourse or context. And if we are not a member of this sociocultural context, we may find ourselves locked out of understanding and participating in the discussion.

Sorry, this isn't meant to sound patronising or preachy, I'm an English and language teacher and it's cool to see how language can be so impenetrable purely based on how it is used. I also didn't understand the above quote at all lol

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