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#211876 - 07/25/13 02:17 PM Re: Where does morality come from? [Re: Jackie]  
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Originally Posted By: Jackie
No, sarcasm will never ever be allowed again. Yes, that was sarcasm.



heh


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#211882 - 07/26/13 02:18 AM Re: Where does morality come from? [Re: Jackie]  
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One problem here is that Brit usage of irony covers what USns call sarcasm. It also covers what I'm not sure we call anything, like on a 35C day someone will always ask, "Hot enough for you?"

#211888 - 07/27/13 05:38 AM Re: Where does morality come from? [Re: Faldage]  
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Evolution created morality.
God created Evolution.

Think.

#211889 - 07/27/13 10:13 AM Re: Where does morality come from? [Re: Faldage]  
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"Hot enough for you?" smile I think it is an ironic question. Ironic is nice and sarcasm is not, I think. Irony is based on friendliness, sarcasm is bitterness revealed. Though the fine line between the two may not be straight.

#211890 - 07/27/13 11:23 AM Re: Where does morality come from? [Re: BranShea]  
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Originally Posted By: BranShea
"Hot enough for you?" smile I think it is an ironic question. Ironic is nice and sarcasm is not, I think. Irony is based on friendliness, sarcasm is bitterness revealed. Though the fine line between the two may not be straight.


I agree. We (USns) just don't call it irony.

#211893 - 07/27/13 02:33 PM Re: short circuit ∴ thimking [Re: Faldage]  
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irony

So, saying "I could care less" is being ironic?


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#211898 - 07/28/13 02:37 AM Re: short circuit ∴ thimking [Re: Jackie]  
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Sure, why not?

#211899 - 07/28/13 01:44 PM Re: short circuit ∴ thimking [Re: Faldage]  
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Sure, why not?

Super!


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#211902 - 07/28/13 07:31 PM Re: Where does morality come from? [Re: BranShea]  
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Originally Posted By: BranShea
"Hot enough for you?" smile I think it is an ironic question. Ironic is nice and sarcasm is not, I think. Irony is based on friendliness, sarcasm is bitterness revealed. Though the fine line between the two may not be straight.


Well thought out and well said, BranShe. All spoken words are situational in meaning, that is; whenever the speaker and the "spoken to" agree on the essence of what has been said that becomes the meaning of what has been said.
Period.

#211904 - 07/28/13 08:16 PM Re: Where does morality come from? [Re: BranShea]  
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Originally Posted By: BranShea
"Hot enough for you?" smile I think it is an ironic question. Ironic is nice and sarcasm is not, I think. Irony is based on friendliness, sarcasm is bitterness revealed. Though the fine line between the two may not be straight.


Branny, as a Brit who enjoys both irony and sarcasm, I think that your analysis of the two forms is masterly. Couldn't have put it better meownse'f!
(Underlines the closeness of Dutch and Brit ways of thinking! Let us never forget that William III was a Dutchman!)

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