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96dbFreak
(acolyte)
10/16/06 00:23 AM
Re: I'm pretty much begging to have my ass kicked. [re: schizophrenic]  

You're welcome. You know, if you put "Americans have no sense of irony" into Google you get 872 references for that phrase. Strangely, most of the links are to writings that attempt to refute that assertion.

5 results for: irony

–noun, plural -nies.

1.the use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning: the irony of her reply, “How nice!” when I said I had to work all weekend.

2.Literature.

a. a technique of indicating, as through character or plot development, an intention or attitude opposite to that which is actually or ostensibly stated as in “I’m American and I understand irony, now pass me that burger before I shoot you”

b. (esp. in contemporary writing) a manner of organizing a work so as to give full expression to contradictory or complementary impulses, attitudes, etc., esp. as a means of indicating detachment from a subject, theme, or emotion.

3.SOCRATIC IRONY.

4.DRAMATIC IRONY.

5.an outcome of events contrary to what was, or might have been, expected.

6.the incongruity of this.

7.an objectively sardonic style of speech or writing.

8.an objectively or humorously sardonic utterance, disposition, quality, etc.

—Synonyms 1, 2. IRONY, SARCASM, SATIRE indicate mockery of something or someone. The essential feature of IRONY is the indirect presentation of a contradiction between an action or expression and the context in which it occurs. In the figure of speech, emphasis is placed on the opposition between the literal and intended meaning of a statement; one thing is said and its opposite implied, as in the comment, “Beautiful weather, isn't it?” made when it is raining or nasty. Ironic literature exploits, in addition to the rhetorical figure, such devices as character development, situation, and plot to stress the paradoxical nature of reality or the contrast between an ideal and actual condition, set of circumstances, etc., frequently in such a way as to stress the absurdity present in the contradiction between substance and form. IRONY differs from SARCASM in greater subtlety and wit. In SARCASM ridicule or mockery is used harshly, often crudely and contemptuously, for destructive purposes. It may be used in an indirect manner, and have the form of irony, as in “What a fine musician you turned out to be!” or it may be used in the form of a direct statement, “You couldn't play one piece correctly if you had two assistants.” The distinctive quality of SARCASM is present in the spoken word and manifested chiefly by vocal inflection, whereas SATIRE and IRONY, arising originally as literary and rhetorical forms, are exhibited in the organization or structuring of either language or literary material. SATIRE usually implies the use of irony or sarcasm for censorious or critical purposes and is often directed at public figures or institutions, conventional behavior, political situations, etc.


You know, I don’t think it’s true that Americans have no sense of irony. Why, here you are taking me to task for having a callous attitude to the multitude of deaths caused by the inadequacy of America’s gun laws, while at the same time wishing me a swift death. Now isn’t that ironic? Or is it an attempt at satire? Or is it just that your screen name describes your mental state and the prime characteristic of your posts?

Stu
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*There's nothing like TW!  Froggy Starlust10/02/06 11:35 AM
.*Re: There's nothing like TW!  EJ10/03/06 12:18 PM
.*Re: There's nothing like TW!  96dbFreak10/15/06 10:32 PM
.*Catch a fire  Marquis10/16/06 10:55 AM
.*I'm pretty much begging to have my ass kicked.  schizophrenic10/15/06 11:31 PM
..Re: I'm pretty much begging to have my ass kicked.  96dbFreak10/16/06 00:23 AM
.*Re: I'm pretty much begging to have my ass kicked.  schizophrenic10/16/06 00:48 AM
.*Re: I'm pretty much begging to have my ass kicked.  96dbFreak10/16/06 03:56 AM
.*Re: I'm pretty much begging to have my ass kicked.  Froggy Starlust10/17/06 08:54 AM
.*Re: I'm pretty much begging to have my ass kicked.  schizophrenic10/16/06 12:13 PM
.*Re: I'm pretty much begging to have my ass kicked.  96dbFreak10/16/06 05:17 PM
.*Re: There's nothing like TW!  Mxy10/03/06 03:21 PM
.*Re: There's nothing like TW!  EJ10/03/06 03:56 PM
.*New record!  Mxy10/04/06 01:45 AM
.*Try being civilized  diamondogz7410/04/06 09:21 AM
.*Re: Try being civilized  Mxy10/05/06 03:12 PM
.*Re: Try being civilized  Mxy10/05/06 03:23 PM
.*Re: Try being civilized  EJ10/04/06 11:56 AM
.*Re: Try being civilized  diamondogz7410/04/06 03:23 PM
.*The Riddle  EJ10/04/06 03:25 PM
.*Re: The Riddle  Froggy Starlust10/04/06 03:49 PM
.*And They Banned Mxy's Cunthead Ego  EJ10/04/06 03:53 PM
.*Re: And They Banned Mxy's Cunthead Ego  Froggy Starlust10/04/06 03:58 PM
.*Re: Try being civilized  Froggy Starlust10/04/06 01:53 PM
.*Re: Try being civilized  EJ10/04/06 02:16 PM
.*Re: Try being civilized  Froggy Starlust10/04/06 10:32 AM
.*Re: New record!  Froggy Starlust10/04/06 05:03 AM
.*Re: New record!  RabbitFighter10/04/06 05:51 AM
.*Re: There's nothing like TW!  Mxy10/04/06 01:42 AM
.*I'm ashamed the President of the US is from Texas.  Tristan10/03/06 12:33 PM
.*Re: I'm ashamed the President of the US is from Texas.  EJ10/03/06 12:41 PM
.*Re: I'm ashamed the President of the US is from Te  Monkeyboy10/04/06 03:44 PM
.*Re: I'm ashamed the President of the US is from Texas.  Tristan10/03/06 03:52 PM
.*Re: There's nothing like TW!  Froggy Starlust10/03/06 12:21 PM
.*Re: There's nothing like TW!  EJ10/03/06 12:32 PM
.*Re: There's nothing like TW!  Froggy Starlust10/03/06 12:39 PM
.*Re: There's nothing like TW!  EJ10/03/06 12:49 PM
.*Re: There's nothing like TW!  96dbFreak10/03/06 00:41 AM
.*Re: There's nothing like TW!  Mxy10/03/06 01:54 AM
.*Foghorn  EJ10/03/06 08:47 AM
.*Re: Foghorn  Monkeyboy10/04/06 03:38 PM
.*Gayest band ever  Froggy Starlust10/04/06 04:05 PM
.*Disappointed  Froggy Starlust10/04/06 04:11 PM
.*Re: Disappointed  Monkeyboy10/04/06 04:18 PM
.*Re: Disappointed  Froggy Starlust10/04/06 04:25 PM
.*Open Nerve  EJ10/04/06 05:18 PM
.*Re: Open Nerve  Froggy Starlust10/04/06 05:21 PM
.*Re: Open Nerve  EJ10/04/06 05:33 PM
.*Re: Open Nerve  Froggy Starlust10/04/06 05:38 PM
.*Re: Open Nerve  EJ10/04/06 05:44 PM
.*Re: Open Nerve  Froggy Starlust10/04/06 06:02 PM
.*Re: Open Nerve  theidiot210/05/06 07:22 AM
.*PARANOIA!!!  diamondogz7410/05/06 07:53 AM
.*Re: PARANOIA!!!  Froggy Starlust10/05/06 08:25 AM
.*Re: PARANOIA!!!  anisette10/05/06 08:56 AM
.*Re: PARANOIA!!!  EJ10/05/06 11:55 AM
.*all we are sayin is give nice a chance  anisette10/05/06 12:06 PM
.*He Won't Like The Dixie Chicks, That Madman  EJ10/05/06 12:18 PM
.*earth girls are easy  anisette10/05/06 12:41 PM
.*Re: earth girls are easy  Hoven10/05/06 12:46 PM
.*here comes the suck  anisette10/05/06 12:52 PM
.*Re: here comes the suck  Hoven10/05/06 12:55 PM
.*Niceness  diamondogz7410/05/06 12:05 PM
.*Re: Niceness  Monkeyboy10/05/06 03:32 PM
.*All I wanted to do was see monkeys!  Remade/Remodeled10/06/06 12:04 PM
.*Re: All I wanted to do was see monkeys!  TheDeuce10/10/06 10:15 AM
.*He's such a bitch!  Marquis10/13/06 02:32 PM
.*Another brilliant post  WildWind10/13/06 06:33 PM
.*I have never drunk Starbucks  Remade/Remodeled10/13/06 03:16 AM
.*Re: All I wanted to do was see monkeys!  Monkeyboy10/10/06 03:09 PM
.*Re: All I wanted to do was see monkeys!  TheDeuce10/10/06 04:21 PM
.*Re: All I wanted to do was see monkeys!  anisette10/10/06 10:25 AM
.*Just askin'  Bamboo710/10/06 10:23 AM
.*Re: Just askin'  TheDeuce10/10/06 04:20 PM
.*Re: All I wanted to do was see monkeys!  Bamboo710/06/06 08:20 PM
.*Peel slowly and see  White Prism10/06/06 01:07 PM
.*Re: Niceness  Mxy10/05/06 05:23 PM
.*Niceness is best  diamondogz7410/06/06 09:06 AM
.*Niceness is best  diamondogz7410/05/06 03:42 PM
.*Dogz [white]ME,D!,[/white]! [mad]  Monkeyboy10/05/06 04:15 PM
.*If He Knows Where That Is  EJ10/05/06 04:20 PM
.*Way to go, Einstein!  Marquis10/05/06 01:38 PM
.*Re: Way to go, Einstein!  Froggy Starlust10/05/06 06:22 PM
.*Re: PARANOIA!!!  Hoven10/05/06 09:10 AM
.*judgement day  anisette10/05/06 09:56 AM
.*Re: judgement day  Hoven10/05/06 10:02 AM
.*ok, mr. shitefont  anisette10/05/06 10:06 AM
.*Re: Help need to track naughty people! Please! *DELETED*  Hoven10/05/06 10:14 AM
.*Re: Help need to track naughty people! Please! *DELETED*  I_am_what_I_play10/05/06 10:32 AM
.*Re: Help need to track naughty people! Please! *DELETED*  Hoven10/05/06 10:39 AM
.*i'm nice, you see  anisette10/05/06 10:49 AM
.*Re: i'm nice, you see  Hoven10/05/06 11:01 AM
.*WWJD?  anisette10/05/06 11:25 AM
.*Re: WWJD?  Hoven10/05/06 11:35 AM
.*The Death of the Author  White Prism10/05/06 12:34 PM
.*bloody hell  anisette10/05/06 12:49 PM
.*Re: bloody hell  Hoven10/05/06 12:53 PM
.*Re: bloody hell  I_am_what_I_play10/05/06 01:39 PM
.*The TWer is the nigger of the internet  Marquis10/05/06 01:48 PM
.*Drama!  I_am_what_I_play10/05/06 02:48 PM
.*Down is Up  Marquis10/05/06 11:50 AM
.*Re: Down is Up  Froggy Starlust10/05/06 02:10 PM
.*Up is down  diamondogz7410/05/06 03:31 PM
.*Stay Tuned for Hilarity  Marquis10/06/06 10:20 AM
.*Re: Stay Tuned for Hilarity  theidiot210/06/06 10:32 AM
.*Stay Tuned for the obvious reply  diamondogz7410/06/06 10:32 AM
.*5:1 Q:A ratio  Marquis10/06/06 12:50 PM
.*Blah, blah, blah  diamondogz7410/06/06 02:33 PM
.*Re: Blah, blah, blah  Monkeyboy10/06/06 04:56 PM
.*The sound of flablips flapping  Marquis10/06/06 03:02 PM
.*I love your eyes. They match my shelves.  Monkeyboy10/06/06 05:01 PM
.*Good boy Daniel  diamondogz7410/07/06 09:44 AM
.*Sinking even further  Monkeyboy10/07/06 02:44 PM
.*Just leave Kati out of this  diamondogz7410/07/06 03:08 PM
.*Dissecting a turd  Monkeyboy10/08/06 06:47 AM
.*Why doesn't the [pink] work?  Bamboo710/09/06 09:08 PM
.*Re: Why doesn't the [pink] work?  anisette10/09/06 09:15 PM
.*Re: Why doesn't the [pink] work?  Bamboo710/10/06 10:13 AM
.*Let's try again, shall we?  diamondogz7410/08/06 07:31 AM
.*Re: Let's try again, shall we?  Monkeyboy10/08/06 08:23 AM
.*Re: Let's try again, shall we?  Froggy Starlust10/09/06 06:57 PM
.*Countdown  EJ10/09/06 06:39 AM
.*Re: Countdown  spartagus10/09/06 08:51 AM
.*Re: Up is down  Froggy Starlust10/05/06 05:47 PM
.*Silly Girls  I_am_what_I_play10/06/06 08:18 AM
.*badly drawn   anisette10/06/06 08:30 AM
.*854 turds and counting  White Prism10/06/06 09:31 AM
.*TW Hilarity!  I_am_what_I_play10/06/06 09:53 AM
.*Dogz daze  White Prism10/06/06 10:04 AM
.*In Praise of TW  White Prism10/06/06 10:51 AM
.*Up Their Ass Where You Belong  EJ10/05/06 04:02 PM
.*Re: Up Their Ass Where You Belong  dimmindogz7410/06/06 06:52 AM
.*Outfoxed  White Prism10/06/06 03:15 AM
.*The Clone Chronicles  White Prism10/06/06 03:46 AM
.*Glass half full  Monkeyboy10/06/06 05:10 PM
.*Re: Glass half full  Froggy Starlust10/06/06 08:06 PM
.*Re: Help need to track naughty people! Please! *DELETED*  I_am_what_I_play10/05/06 10:48 AM
.*go back to ShiteFontZone  anisette10/05/06 10:18 AM
.*Re: PARANOIA!!!  Hoven10/05/06 08:57 AM
.*Re: PARANOIA!!!  Hoven10/05/06 08:31 AM
.*I fucked Bowie Zone  Froggy Starlust10/09/06 11:37 AM
.*Re: PARANOIA!!!  Monkeyboy10/05/06 03:29 PM
.*Re: PARANOIA!!!  anisette10/05/06 08:29 AM
.*Public Viewing  EJ10/04/06 04:21 PM
.*Honey, lets fuck a black man  Monkeyboy10/04/06 04:25 PM
.*Re: Honey, lets fuck a black man  EJ10/04/06 04:28 PM
.*Re: Foghorn  EJ10/04/06 03:42 PM
.*Just a suggestion  Monkeyboy10/04/06 03:59 PM
.*Re: Just a suggestion  EJ10/04/06 04:01 PM
.*You were banned  twozpots10/12/06 08:57 PM
.*Fashionably Late  Arlequino10/14/06 01:08 PM
.*The great pretender  diamondogz7410/14/06 02:44 PM
.*Re: Fashionably Late  twozpots10/14/06 01:59 PM
.*Closed Shop  EJ10/17/06 05:51 AM
.*Re: Closed Shop  theidiot210/17/06 06:07 AM
.*There's nothing like TAWL  Mxy10/15/06 01:47 AM
.*Swallowing, Bitter Pills and ddz  Arlequino10/14/06 03:47 PM
.*Re: Swallowing, Bitter Pills and ddz  diamondogz7410/14/06 03:56 PM
.*Re: Swallowing, Bitter Pills and ddz  Arlequino10/14/06 04:05 PM
.*Never Let Me Down is a bit iffy  White Prism10/14/06 03:17 PM
.*The Thought Police  Marquis10/14/06 02:45 PM
.*Re: Just a suggestion  Monkeyboy10/04/06 04:17 PM
.*Re: There's nothing like TW!  Froggy Starlust10/03/06 04:52 AM
.*Re: There's nothing like TW!  Mxy10/03/06 03:25 PM
.*Re: There's nothing like TW!  theidiot210/03/06 04:40 AM
.*Re: There's nothing like TW!  Monkeyboy10/02/06 07:38 PM
.*Re: There's nothing like TW!  Froggy Starlust10/03/06 04:53 AM
.*Re: There's nothing like TW!  icarusboy10/03/06 05:35 AM
.*Re: There's nothing like TW!  Monkeyboy10/03/06 08:34 AM
.*Re: There's nothing like TW!  icarusboy10/03/06 11:01 AM
.*Re: There's nothing like TW!  Froggy Starlust10/03/06 05:44 AM
.*Re: There's nothing like TW!  Claude10/02/06 07:26 PM
.*Re: There's nothing like TW!  Froggy Starlust10/03/06 04:49 AM
.*Re: There's nothing like TW!  Atonalexpress10/02/06 04:19 PM
.*Re: There's nothing like TW!  Froggy Starlust10/02/06 04:52 PM
.*Re: There's nothing like TW!  Atonalexpress10/02/06 05:23 PM
.*Re: There's nothing like TW!  Froggy Starlust10/02/06 05:28 PM
.*Re: There's nothing like TW!  KModerator10/02/06 12:01 PM
.*Re: There's nothing like TW!  Froggy Starlust10/02/06 12:14 PM
.*Re: There's nothing like TW!  Sam_X10/02/06 12:08 PM
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