Unlimited Editing?

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(Apr 19, 2018 05:33 PM)Magical Realist Wrote: LOL! I think that was hilarious.

My apologies then. Perhaps I simply lack the ability to tell a joke from a lie.
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#22
(Apr 19, 2018 05:42 PM)Secular Sanity Wrote:
(Apr 19, 2018 05:33 PM)Magical Realist Wrote: LOL! I think that was hilarious.

My apologies then.  Perhaps I simply lack the ability to tell a joke from a lie.

Taken..I felt nobody deserved that more than Syne with his petty prosecutorial style..
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#23
(Apr 19, 2018 05:45 PM)Magical Realist Wrote: I felt nobody deserved that more than Syne with his petty prosecutorial style..

"In the case of lies, the speaker believes that the listeners do not know the true state of affairs, whereas in cases of jokes, irony, sarcasm, and exaggeration, the speaker assumes that the listeners know the truth."

"Unlike the liar, the sarcast has no wish to deceive; sarcasm differs from falsehood in the presence of the honest metamessage."
—Talk Is Cheap : Sarcasm, Alienation, and the Evolution of Language: By Minnesota John Haiman Professor of Linguistics Macalester College

I don’t know.  Was it sarcasm or a lie?  All I know is that I didn’t find it funny and it limited my editing capacity.  On second thought, maybe you should apologize.
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#24
Quote:I don’t know. Was it sarcasm or a lie? All I know is that I didn’t find it funny and it limited my editing capacity. On second thought, maybe you should apologize.

Not happening... And if the opportunity came up again, I'd do it again.
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#25
(Apr 19, 2018 08:07 PM)Magical Realist Wrote: Not happening... And if the opportunity came up again, I'd do it again.

Noted and quoted.
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#26
Advance notice - I have appointed myself as resident expert on sociology. In matters relating to sociology I may (or may not) post responses like "So you think you are a sociologist now do you?". In the fullness of time I may (or may not) get round to reading the Wiki page on sociology so I can direct my sarcasm without demonstrating total ignorance of the subject.
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(Apr 22, 2018 01:01 AM)confused2 Wrote: Advance notice - I have appointed myself as resident expert on sociology. In matters relating to sociology I may (or may not) post responses like "So you think you are a sociologist now do you?". In the fullness of time I may (or may not) get round to reading the Wiki page on sociology so I can direct my sarcasm without demonstrating total ignorance of the subject.

Oooh
Mock me gently
Mock me slowly
Take it easy
Don't you know
That I have never been mocked like this before


Once upon a time…there was a sheep among wolves.  And Confucius2 here tosses her "THE ART OF WAR", which I may (or may not) have read.  Something on the language of wolves would have been more suitable.

Oh sure, the growls, barks, whines, and whimpers were there, but it was the howling that was scary.  The (togetherness), now that is some scary shit.  Indicative of either hunting, announcing territorial, or mating intentions.  Confused

Once upon a time…it was called rhetoric.  Women receive no instruction at all, formal or informal.  This is a gap that needs filling.

The Gentle Art of Verbal Self Defense
By Suzette Haden Elgin

Rule No. 1
Know you’re under attack.
Know the type of attack.
Know how to respond to the attack.
Know how to follow through.
Ignore the bait.
Respond directly to presuppositions.
Ask yourself if there’s any truth in it.
Assume no harm is meant.
Inhibit your gut reaction.
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#28
Utopian Ideology is a Dystopians Nightmare.
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#29
I'm not going to buy the book (The Gentle Art of Verval Self Defence) but I did find:-

- Course work re: The Art of verbal self defence.

From http://elfwreck.homecircle.org/stuph/VSD_Basics.pdf

Example 2
"Why do you ALWAYS do such AWFUL things?"
Bait: You do "bad things."
Expected: "WHAT awful things?" or "I'm not as bad as John!"
Presuppositions: You don't care how your actions affect other people. You are selfish and mean.
Counter: "Do you think I should quit my job and volunteer fifteen hours a week at the homeless shelter?" (Note: this has to be something you're willing to do if they insist.)

Some sort of verbal weaseling going on there.

What's wrong with "I try to keep it to a minimum."?
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#30
(Apr 22, 2018 05:45 PM)stryder Wrote: Utopian Ideology is a Dystopians Nightmare.

Dystopian? You think?

(Apr 22, 2018 07:04 PM)confused2 Wrote: What's wrong with "I try to keep it to a minimum."?

I guess bird watching has sharpened your sight.
Why read an entire book when one sentence will do(?)
Well done!

Thanks, C2!
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