Re: The sarcasm problem (was Re: The Density Problem (was The

Michael Lorrey (
Sat, 27 Dec 1997 13:01:02 -0500

Michael M. Butler wrote:
> For the record, I didn't know what to make of it, either.
> Irony, sarcasm and related communications styles carry risk.
> Taking them the wrong way is not always an indication of the density of the
> recipient.

Well, that was my point, however rude I was at the time. I could have
gone beyond mere satire into an absurdist bender, but I bet at least
someone out there would have thought I was serious, and not necessarily
because they were dense, but because they were simply taking things a
little too seriously for a mere mail list.

			Michael Lorrey
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