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Cleaver: Sorry to interrupt, Leanne, but I’m curious about something.
Leanne: Oh, yes?
Cleaver: I’ve noticed you say the word “correct” a lot.
Leanne: I hadn’t noticed.
Cleaver: Yes, when somebody says something that you agree with, you don’t say “yes” or “uh-huh” or even, “you go, girl”. You say “correct”.
Leanne: I’m sorry — you’ve lost me.
Cleaver: Well, it’s sort of like a school teacher talking to a 10-year-old. You know, you’re not actually agreeing, you’re approving. It’s as if the statement is invalid until you deem it so.
Leanne: Your point being?
Cleaver: Well, it’s like you’re an arbiter of the truth.


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