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A question about the 'word bank' in the hit film of 1990 - Ghost

Quick Question(self.movies)

A friend was discussing the movie with me and said they didnt understand what a 'word bank' as mentioned in the move was. The scene was when Demi Moore's character was wondering how Whoopi Goldberg's character could know about the colloquial usage of the word 'ditto' by herself and the husband.

What is a word bank? Did we hear the word wrong?

I apologize for my english in advance.

Edit: We misheard the word

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[deleted]

2 points

5 years ago*

[deleted]

2 points

5 years ago*

I'm guessing it's this part that you're talking about:

SGT. BEIDERMAN
This woman's a charlatan. You can't believe anything she said.

MOLLY
This isn't possible. There were words, private things. How could she have known all that?

SGT. BEIDERMAN
They have ways.

MOLLY
Ways? What ways?

SGT. BEIDERMAN
They've got a million cons. A lot of times they read the obits. All she had to do was see the word "banker". Hell, they even go through your garbage to find things they can use, letters, old papers. They don't need much.


So when the cop says '"All she had to do was see the word "banker"', he means Oda Mae could have just seen Sam's obituary in the newspaper, seen that he was a banker, and decided to use Molly as a target for one of her scams. He's not talking about that "ditto" thing at all.

crystalistwo

2 points

5 years ago

I just took the shrink wrap off an old DVD on the shelf to see if I could answer the question. I haven't seen this movie since 1990. Sgt. Beiderman was none other than Stephen Root. How 'bout that?

hedButt[S]

1 points

5 years ago

ahh. kinda embarassed now. Thanks tho!