So there I was, beside my girfriend in front of the T.V. and primed to take advantage of the opportunity to flash my intellectual peacock feathers.
"This is actually a very good example of metanarrative," I said.
I get a look back that tells me that the word metanarrative impressed, though the statement as a whole seemed to invoke little if any interest. I didn't elaborate further and we continued watching the film, interspersed with everyday general chit chat. Today I realised I didn't mean metanarrative at all.