I like playing around with language that is ambiguous.
Meaning that it can go either way. This is one of the MAIN driving forces behind the patterns of covert hypnosis. You throw out a couple of ambiguous sentences, and your poor listener is suddenly burning up all their brain power trying to figure out just what mean.
This can lead to some really fun party tricks, or some incredibly mind bending therapeutic sessions where the client is lead to find all kinds of hidden resources within themselves they didn’t exist before.
It can also serve to reduce resistance, as the more “brain processor power” they use, the harder it is to resist.
Here’s a quick example of an ambiguous sentence.
“Time flies like an arrow.”
What does this mean? There’s at least three meanings. One is that time moves quickly just like an arrow moves quickly.
Another could be an instruction. Measure the speed of flies the same way you’d measure the speed of an arrow.
One more could be describing a certain group of flies, time flies (as opposed to fruit flies) that happen to be fond of a particular arrow.
Naturally, when you mix up your language with both specific language and ambiguous language, you can have LOT of fun. Especially when you hit people’s mental funny bone when you’re talking.
They’ll go in a deep and wonderful trance, and be mesmerized by everything that is coming out of your mouth, without really knowing why.
Can you think of places in life where this could be useful?