Failing to know your audience is at the heart of Cliché #6.
Let\’s watch it plays out at the Pi Lambda Rho fraternity house\’s annual Halloween party:
Fraternity Brother: Cool costume. Who are you supposed to be?
Julianne: I\’m Cordelia from King Lear. I\’ve been dreaming of this costume since seventh grade when I read the play! I made it myself so it would be exactly right.
Fraternity Brother: Oh…uh…cool…Did you see that chick dressed like a stripper?
Sorry, Julianne. Burger King, we get. King Lear? The guy dressed as Prince Charming won\’t be taking you home tonight.