In a message dated 3/27/2000 9:08:34 AM Pacific Standard Time, firstname.lastname@example.org
> Since you recognized it as sarcasm, you understand completely--you're
> just too stubborn to admit it.
That hurts my feelings, but then I suppose you may have intended to cause me
minor ego pain...
No, I did not know what he meant. I had never heard of that "law" against
contradiction. In fact I still don't really know what he was saying since he
said he couldn't really put it into words if I didn't already believe it, but
Confused the heck out of me, to tell you the truth, Lee.
On the Internet, sarcasm does not really work, since it relies heavily on
tone of voice and facial expression to get the desired result. Which should,
if properly used, include humor. This lacked humor, as far as I could tell,
but had some obscure meaning. Perhaps he was striving to enlighten me about
his way of seeing things!
In social situations sarcasm (when presented as a comeback) makes me laugh,
followed by an instant spontaneous response of "...why the sarcasm?"
Which opens up conversations?
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