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  • gf willmetts
    Hello Dino I think if you Americans used the term, then you’d call us quaint but a lot of irony comes from listening to what people say because irony is not
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 1, 2013
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      Hello Dino



      I think if
      you Americans used the term, then you�d call us quaint but a lot of irony comes
      from listening to what people say because irony is not deliberately done but
      only recognising it from what is said a few seconds after a remark.

      You really
      ought to consider getting an alternative email address y�know. It isn�t like
      hotmail costs anything to use.



      Hello Martin



      Actually, I�m
      a clinical empath. We do exist.

      Those of you
      who�ve seen my work on SFCrowsnest (and yes, there is an April Fool in there
      today) will be aware that I do use humour a lot in my work. It takes a lot of
      effort to create a joke but recognising the humour in a situation is actually
      very easy.

      Do you think
      Hollywood would have had as many violent films over the years had your people
      not had access to guns?? You can see the Terminator entering the shop and
      instead of buying guns buys a bag of sweets instead. �I�ll be lollipop!�

      There, made
      up on the spot by just distorting the situation. If you�re going to write
      humour it gets better with practice. A lot of it can be cringe-worthy but a lot
      of that comes from not spotting the punchline.

      Re: the
      great divide. It�s like the differences in American spelling. It came from one
      chap who was trying to simplify English and I suspect to divide it from British
      English. For example, quite why zed or zee, as you call it, replaced �s� in
      words is more of a pronouncement issue. Coming from the South-West of England
      where it is joked that we use a �z� is something we actually don�t do in our
      speech. It looks like the humourless chap didn�t get the joke.



      Geoff





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