Charlie Hetherington (p_chan5@hotmail.com)
Mon, 19 Feb 2001 09:20:10 -0600


I hope it feels real good -Z-.

-Charlie

>From: "-Z-" <z@gundam.com>
>Reply-To: gundam@aeug.org
>To: <gundam@aeug.org>
>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
>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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