Gundam EZEight (rx_79g_ez_8@yahoo.com)
Sun, 18 Feb 2001 22:00:46 -0800 (PST)


wow...i want to be just like you when i grow up Mr.Z.
and haha!!! irony!!! what a gut buster...
i feel so ashamed, what with all these Ivy-leaguer on
the list, and here i am, only 17, and haven't done
anything noteworthy...
--- -Z- <z@gundam.com> wrote:
> > >Not, apparently, the person who asks if an Ivy
> League is "a school made out
> of
> > >elephant tusks" -- as did the original poster.
> >
> > Seeing that we are unfamiliar with the concept of
> sarcasm let me explain
> > said situation... I'm not sure what I orginally
> posted, but my thinking was
> > along these lines:
> >
> > "People say George is stupid....hmmmm he went to
> Yale (or Harvord, it's like
> > the same thing in my mind. BTW I don't care what
> the difference is.) which
> > is an IVY LEAGUE SCHOOL....ivy...ivy that sounds
> like IVORY. HOT DAMN!!!!!
> > Let's see how could I express in a humerous manner
> the label that is placed
> > on Bush..."
>
> Well, you certainly *are* unfamiliar with the
> concept of sarcasm.
>
> Sarcasm is a sharp and often satirical or ironic
> utterance designed to cut; a
> mode of satirical wit depending for its affect on
> bitter, caustic and usually
> ironic language that is usually directed against an
> individual or institution.
> It operates on the principal of saying just the
> opposite of what you really
> mean.
>
> Example:
> B.C. - "I'd like to introduce Harmon, the master of
> sarcastic wit. Say
> something sarcastic, Harmon."
> Harmon - "I'm very pleased to meet you all."
>
> You may have committed irony, however, provided you
> accept the Socratic Way -- a
> pretense of ignorance and of willingness to learn
> from another assumed in order
> to make the other's false conception evident by
> adroit questioning -- as being
> the essence of irony. You certainly made a pretense
> of ignorance, but I have
> yet to see the adroit questioning of the false
> premise.
>
> So, while you may have been humorous, you were not
> sarcastic. You attempt to
> satirize the popular perception of ignorance on the
> part of the President has
> thus only resulted in a display of ignorance of your
> own.
>
> How ironic.
>
> -Z-
>
>
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