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Do you know what Mopar is or are you dumb like me?

One of the biggest communication mistakes we make is assuming that others have the same frame of reference for topics, terms and ideas as we do.  This has always been a recipe for disastrous miscommunication, but in the Information Age where we communicate with so many different people from different cultures and backgrounds, it has become an even larger issue. First I'd like to give you a little history behind my asking the question, "Do you know what Mopar is?" Last Wednesday evening, my daughter, my husband and I were discussing how cars had changed over the years.  My first car, Iggy (a 1974 Datsun 710 with the pea green paint peeling off its nearly bald head) had no power...

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