Charlie Hetherington (
Mon, 19 Feb 2001 09:20:10 -0600

I hope it feels real good -Z-.


>From: "-Z-" <>
>To: <>
>Subject: RE: [gundam] (OT), Crosspost) George W. Bush is a moron.
>Date: Sun, 18 Feb 2001 20:48:09 -0800
> > >Not, apparently, the person who asks if an Ivy League is "a school made
> > >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
> > along these lines:
> >
> > "People say George is stupid....hmmmm he went to Yale (or Harvord, it's
> > the same thing in my mind. BTW I don't care what the difference is.)
> > is an IVY LEAGUE SCHOOL....ivy...ivy that sounds like IVORY. HOT
> > Let's see how could I express in a humerous manner the label that is
> > 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;
>mode of satirical wit depending for its affect on bitter, caustic and
>ironic language that is usually directed against an individual or
>It operates on the principal of saying just the opposite of what you really
>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
>to make the other's false conception evident by adroit questioning -- as
>the essence of irony. You certainly made a pretense of ignorance, but I
>yet to see the adroit questioning of the false premise.
>So, while you may have been humorous, you were not sarcastic. You attempt
>satirize the popular perception of ignorance on the part of the President
>thus only resulted in a display of ignorance of your own.
>How ironic.
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