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Post: # 247631Post The Riff-Raff Element »

Interesting, but I think there might be cutural elements to be considered that Poe's law does not recognise.

I realise that I am sticking my neck out here, and this is a personal observation, but I reckon that British speakers of English are far better at spotting parody than other native speakers because so much of our humour is rooted in sarcasm and irony.

Have you ever noticed, for example, the habit of Americans to add "just kidding" to the end of sentences that, to British ears, are clearly and unambiguously ironic?

I don't think that this inclination to judge every written statement from a presumption that it might be a parody is a good thing. It's certainly got me into trouble more than once.

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No, indeed, and also it has to be taken in context, and with foreknowledge of the poster.

It is fun though, and the thing I really object to is people putting it on everything they post.

i.e. Had a Poo, or was it a Poe? :icon_smile:

Went to the shops :flower:

Met my Mum :pale:

She bought me chips :cheers:

I trod on doggie do do's :angryfire:

Banged my head :banghead:

Read a book :study:

Itched my sore head :scratch:

Saluted a marching band :salute:

Got crowned the king :king:

became a pirate :pirate:

Had roodies with 5 people in the park :grouphug:

Felt Sick :pukeright:

Ow and I believe firmly that creationist theory is right, being gay is wrong, and Jesus died so that we could live in perpetual happiness. :shock:
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No I won't use a smiley because I've decided to turn into Boboff, as he's turned all nice all of a sudden. Grumble grumble.
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boboff wrote:
It's is fun though, and the thing I really object to is people putting it on everything they post.
:scratch: :shock: :mrgreen: :wink: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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boboff wrote: Ow and I believe firmly that creationist theory is right, being gay is wrong, and Jesus died so that we could live in perpetual happiness. :shock:
And just what is wrong with people being cheerful?

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Nothing at all, but it's all those cravats and ruffs and skipping I hate.
Millymollymandy wrote:Bloody smilies, always being used. I hate them and they should be banned.
No I won't use a smiley because I've decided to turn into Boboff, as he's turned all nice all of a sudden. Grumble grumble.
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After serious ( :wink: ) reflection, I've spotted a wobbly.

If I post "You're mad" no-one can tell if I'm serious or not.
If I post "You're mad :wink: " I'm indicating that I'm not serious.

But if I post "You're mad :wink: :wink: " does that mean that I'm twice as not serious, or am I saying that I'm not serious about the indication that I'm not serious?

:? :scratch:

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Ah so a double smiley makes a dig, like two negatives making a positive?

Better watch out for that one in the Spring Raspberry pruning debate.
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No I won't use a smiley because I've decided to turn into Boboff, as he's turned all nice all of a sudden. Grumble grumble.
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Either that or you are mad and MKG's developed a nervous tic :lol:
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I always thought that an Arctic Bear who slept with Girls and Boys was Bi-Polar....... Surely that doesn't make me Mad?

*Mike, quick, it's your line
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No I won't use a smiley because I've decided to turn into Boboff, as he's turned all nice all of a sudden. Grumble grumble.
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Post: # 247722Post Millymollymandy »

hee hee ho ho ha ha Boboff's using smileys again. I don't visit the forum for a few days and look what's happened. *shock* *wink* *rolls eyes* Oh it's so much easier to use a smiley!!! :wave:
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Post: # 247780Post Jessiebean »

The Riff-Raff Element wrote:Had roodies with 5 people in the park :grouphug:

Felt Sick :pukeright:

this actually made me LOL but not quite ROTFFPMSL.
see no smiley necessary.
:wink:
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