Monday, August 18, 2008

Satire

sat·ire (săt'īr') pronunciation
n.

1.
1. A literary work in which human vice or folly is attacked through irony, derision, or wit.
2. The branch of literature constituting such works. See synonyms at caricature.
2. Irony, sarcasm, or caustic wit used to attack or expose folly, vice, or stupidity.

Sigh! People just don't understand the meaning of satire anymore. Thought this post at LivingGuyana was kind of funny and as I'm apt to do I shared it with a few folk. Why is it that half my replies implied that folk thought this was real even though I clearly pointed out it's satire before giving them the link?

Sigh! Ya just cant win.

7 comments:

princessdominique said...

I think sometimes people are just wound too tight. I mean, loosen up folks.

Ruthibelle said...

I thought it was funny... don't see the gettin upset part.

JerseyTjej said...

I thoght it was funny. I dispise weak people who fire off and then hide behind the anon button.

Melody said...

That's de snag to writin' satire, eh. Literalists who mek yu haffe spell out everyting -- anyway, tolerate wi:)

GC (God's Child) said...

it's amazing how many people don't own a dictionary

Stunner said...

That was a funny post, that's for sharing the link.

@GC: Who needs to own a dictionary when there is dictionary.com! LOL!

Abeni said...

lol..funny stuff