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The trouble is that most people think irony has something to do with metal!
[email protected] on 24/10/98 16:16:12
To: [email protected]
cc: (bcc: Richard Bragg/UK/SSA_EUROPE)
Subject: Re: Irony
At 04:19 PM 10/23/98 +0200, Mok-Kong Shen wrote:
>>> Dear Friend,
>>I don't know the English term but in my native language what is
>>described is call 'chaining letters', supposed to be a method to
>>become rich very rapidly. That was illegal, though.
At 6:10 PM -0400 10/23/98, Anonymous wrote:
>In my language we have something called humor, which some
>taxonomize with terms like irony, sarcasm, wit, etc.
In Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese, we have this concept called
charity, which some taxonomize with terms like tolerance and benevolance.
Think of it as a reticence to be snide, petty, or sarcastic at the expense