This brilliant dialogue is from The Imitation Game.
- What's that you're reading?
- It's about cryptography.
- Like secret messages?
- Not secret. That's the brilliant part. Messages that anyone can see, but no one knows what they mean unless you have the key.
- How's that different from talking?
- When people talk to each other, they never say what they mean. They say something else, and you're expected to just know what they mean. Only I never do. So, how's that different?
I'm all for just saying what you mean instead of beating around the bush.