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Dumb And Dumber - Lloyd's Reading Skills?
When Harry and Lloyd arrive in Aspen Lloyd reads the name "Samsonite" from the briefcase without a problem! However when he reads the local newspaper in the hotel he can hardly read the word "The".
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Contributed By: Jack Barry Gavin on 09-20-2000 and Reviewed By: Webmaster
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V2 writes:
Also, after Lloyd is leaving the bar after finding out where Mary's house is, he see's a newspaper clipping on the wall and says "We landed a man on the moon". He read that with no problem.
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Lisa writes:
I thought that this slip-up was a good catch by J.B.G. I'm sure a lot of people with reading problems do sometimes read bigger words easier than smaller ones, but trying to apply that concept to this movie is just a lame way of trying to justify the fact that there was yet another screw-up in the movie!
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jmf_2001 writes:
OK. That is definitely not a slip-up. The fact that he can't read the word "the" is supposed to be funny! The director did that on purpose! Doesn't anyone see that it's supposed to be a joke? Lighten up!
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KarleeKat writes:
Well, I hate to break this to you, but it was meant to be funny when he can't pronounce "the." Dumb & Dumber is a comedy. Think about it, would it still be that funny if he pronounced "the" correctly? No, DIDN'T THINK SO!
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shawn writes:
Just as a smart person has more trouble with big words than small words, a dumb person would have more trouble with small words than big words. You are judging the difficulty of a word by a normal person's intelligence, but this is not what Lloyd follows now is it?
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misssimpatico writes:
No, Vertigo, because he didn't know it was the brand..remember? He thought it was her last name!! So yes, he could've recognised the word, but not as a brand...
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Steph writes:
To vertigo2020: If someone ahs mentioned the quality of their "samsonite" suitcase before then he shouldn't confuse it thinking it was her last name! Does anyone agree?!
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Deia_jazz writes:
Erm.. i have a problem ,, you people seem to forget the main point that these people are supposed to be dumb, If some 1 gave you one word to read you whould get it as you read it , but some people like my self when reading out have problems when reading sentances ,, stammering , the inability to read forward and makeing a total git of yourself ,, these people are dumb they probably have the same learning dificulty i have ,when you have this problem reading out to some 1 is incredibly hard.
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Vertigo2020 writes:
Umm... Lloyd IS a limo driver... so he's had a lot of experience with suitcases... someone had probably mentioned the quality of their "Samsonite" suitcase previously, which explains why Lloyd was able to read the brand name of the suitcase.
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