Flight of the Navigator Predicted Modern Discourse in a Few Lines

Flight of the Navigator is a good movie that inadvertently predicted the contradictory depths of the way some people speak these days. There seems to be a lot of confusion on topics that have never really been up for debate. Rather than stating outright what I’m referring to, I’ll just let two characters from Flight of the Navigator do it for me.

Confusing Conversation

David Freeman is a 12-year-old Florida boy who finds himself mysteriously transported from 1978 to 1986. So he missed all of the cultural changes that happened in just eight years. During a conversation with a young woman, he gets more and more confused by her bizarre use of pronouns to describe a music band.

Carolyn McAdams: You know something? You’re a weird kid.

David Freeman: Me? I’m not the one with the purple hair.

Carolyn: Oh, yeah. I went to a concert with some friends last night.

David: Really? My mom took me to see the Bee Gees a couple months ago. Who’d you see?

Carolyn: Twisted Sister.

David: Never heard of her.

Carolyn: It’s a him!

David: Oh.

Carolyn: Actually, it’s a them.

A Lot Can Change in a Few Years

Purple hair, nonsensical pronouns. Imagine if David had been transported from 1978 to 2022 and had this same conversation. It would mean something entirely different but be equally as baffling to a reasonable mind. Instead of talking about music groups, they would likely be referring to something more fundamental. I’ll just leave it there. See you later, navigator.

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1 Response to Flight of the Navigator Predicted Modern Discourse in a Few Lines

  1. Mary Lou says:

    Well-stated, understated, and self-explanatory. Good job.

    Liked by 2 people

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