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bobbieo
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Posted Wed Jan 5, 2005 2:00PM
I'm sorry, I don't understand where everything has to be made fun of. It keeps many wanting to ask a legitimate question from doing so.

BMPics misunderstood the humor and was obviously offended.

I think what people often forget is how impersonal the written word is. Between cultural and lanuage barries, as well as being without the benefit of intonation or facial expressions, it is very easy to misunderstand peoples intents at humor.
zerocattle
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Posted Wed Jan 5, 2005 2:02PM
"If it were really true that we needed intonation and facial expressions to convey meaning, novels would make no sense at all," she said winking and chuckling to herself.

(Edited on 2005-01-05 02:04:50 by zerocattle)
spxChrome
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Posted Wed Jan 5, 2005 2:06PM
just add the at the end of everything. It always seems to make bashes tolerable.
bobbieo
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Posted Wed Jan 5, 2005 2:07PM
I was not trying to be negative, please don't think I was. Perhaps I mis spoke myself and for that I will apologize. Unlike novels that draw you in with their expressive writing on sometime 100's of pages, forums are quick bits of information and new posters may not familiar with peoples sense of humor often will misunderstand.

Not everyone has the same sense of humor. If you are not part of the "in" group of regular posters it is easy to misunderstand and be misunderstood. It is because of easy misunderstandings that I hesitate to post although I read daily...

so with that said, I will lurk back into my corner and make sure I add



(Edited on 2005-01-05 02:14:11 by bobbieo)
9Lives
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Posted Wed Jan 5, 2005 2:07PM
Amanda looked around, feeling torn inside...hesitantly...she taps Bobbieo on the shoulder.

"I don't want to make you mad..." she starts, trying to come off supportivley, "but I think it's hard not to find the humor in that situation..." Trailing off she giggles to herself, then worries that she has offended somone and adds a few smiles to lighten the mood.



THE END

(Edited to add Bobbieo I truly wasn't picking on you I'm in a silly mood. )


sorry I couldn't resist.

(Edited on 2005-01-05 02:09:54 by amanda1863)
zerocattle
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Posted Wed Jan 5, 2005 2:14PM
I do love those smilies, lol...
gmnicholas
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Posted Wed Jan 5, 2005 2:16PM
Yeah, they make everything seem OK, don't they?
emyerson
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Posted Wed Jan 5, 2005 2:19PM
I think I need to start adding "unsmilies" ("frownies"?) to my everyday offline speech, so people wil know when I'm NOT joking.
frankwright
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Posted Wed Jan 5, 2005 2:22PM
Why does this thread remind me of the nurse who used to keep a personal diary of all the excuses offered by people who entered the emergency department of the hospital with objects inserted up their rear ends?



Just to be sure
upsidedowndog
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Posted Wed Jan 5, 2005 2:31PM
How ironic... I just bought a new keyring yesterday, with the slogan "Sarcasm. Just another service I offer" on it.

Sure, sometimes the "witty" responses and banter can appear cruel, but the written word can be so easily misinterpreted due to the simple fact that we cannot hear the intonation and inflection in the inner-voice of the writer.

BMPics - noone was being nasty to you, just trying to see the funny side of an incident which, if you think about it, is quite amusing... Monitor goes fzzzpt, Thwack! "Thank you, your payment of $289.99 has been approved - you should receive your Ronco EZ-Enema kit in 2-4 weeks."

x 20
gmnicholas
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Posted Wed Jan 5, 2005 2:42PM
HEY! I paid over $400 for my Ronco EX- Enema kit, and it wasn't easy, believe me you! I hate getting ripped off.

fullvalue
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Posted Wed Jan 5, 2005 2:45PM
Twacking computers and monitors is my favorite type of tech support. Rarely works but it costs so much less than paying people who know what they're doing.

Problems with sardonic humor arise when the targeted individual isn't familar with your brand of caustic wit as was the case here.
KellyT
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Posted Wed Jan 5, 2005 2:45PM
Don't listen to him...he's not nearly this sarcastic or mean in person. He's just a big ol' teddy bear.




How ironic... I just bought a new keyring yesterday, with the slogan "Sarcasm. Just another service I offer" on it. :)

Sure, sometimes the "witty" responses and banter can appear cruel, but the written word can be so easily misinterpreted due to the simple fact that we cannot hear the intonation and inflection in the inner-voice of the writer.

BMPics - noone was being nasty to you, just trying to see the funny side of an incident which, if you think about it, is quite amusing... Monitor goes fzzzpt, Thwack! "Thank you, your payment of $289.99 has been approved - you should receive your Ronco EZ-Enema kit in 2-4 weeks." :biggrin:

:) x 20

nano
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Posted Wed Jan 5, 2005 2:46PM
yep. warm beer and ginger ale, Greg. I'm sick today.

BMPix, this group is nuts. Sorry if it seemed everyone was making sport of your situation. I don't think that was the intention. You could have chosen to respond in a jocular way to join in. So many of my posts can be serious too but the community here can be fun if you join in.
tmccray
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Posted Wed Jan 5, 2005 2:51PM
Hmmmm. I thought the responses were neither caustic nor cruel. Which leads me to think that I must be a very bitter and angry person indeed.

And I believe that the proper technical term for "thwacking something hard in the hopes that it works" is percussive maintenance.
upsidedowndog
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Posted Wed Jan 5, 2005 2:52PM
Don't listen to him...he's not nearly this sarcastic or mean in person. He's just a big ol' teddy bear. :)


I resemble that remark.
fullvalue
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Posted Wed Jan 5, 2005 2:52PM
Suzanne's always caustic, aren't you dearie
mschowe
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Posted Wed Jan 5, 2005 2:53PM
If she's caustic and sardonic, does that mean she gives scorched buttermilk?
zerocattle
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Posted Wed Jan 5, 2005 2:55PM
See? See how easily the target shifts? If I took this lot personally I'd have hung myself thrice over by now.
fullvalue
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Posted Wed Jan 5, 2005 2:55PM
And if you don't believe UDD's a big teddy bear go look at his photos from the 80's.

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