Imagine you're an explorer, traveling through the forests in what appears to be a completely uninhabited corner of the globe… when you break through a wall of grass to the sound of children at play, throwing balls at each other's feet and yelling "It's Super Effective!"
I have to admit, we have a subculture in our home unlike anything I've seen 'on the outside'. A Family is supposed to be close… and we are, but I never really do anything 'half way'. When they said "Eat Dinner together" I took that seriously, and we do at the dining room table. I apply the business principle of 'team building' so consistently that when my son was told he could invite over anyone he wanted, he said "ew, no. They aren't in our familiy."
This 'closeness' only goes further to alienate ourselves from what is considered normal. Little things like instantaneously breaking out in the same tune, singing the same wrong lyrics to songs, or singing songs no-one has heard in the last 20 years. We tell a hundred "had to be there" jokes and probably even speak in our own dialect of something similar to English. But right now, the biggest thing of all, is how "Super Effective!" everything is.
We were watching a video of a game, the hero does an attack, when it hits the enemy the text comes up and exclaims "Your water attack is super effective!" and from then on, it stuck. "If he is trying to bore me to death … it's super effective!"
"I studied for a spelling bee." my son said, he smiled "it's Super Effective! I got 2nd place in the whole school." We cheered him, half on his awesome accomplishment, the other half on excellent use of "It's Super Effective!"
And so, we see, as a culture; we are different, and for the next time you go to brush your teeth, remember; if you're trying to avoid getting cavities by flossing and brushing your teeth … It's Super Effective!