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Old 04-22-2012, 04:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Krank View Post
. . . of course you aren't or you would have known the "Eh" goes at the end of the sentence. Your use of "Eh" at the beginning, clearly shows a New York City accent . . . probably Brooklyn eh?

NYC - Eh, what's up.
Great White North - What's up eh?

. . . or to keep this in tune with the OP I suppose we could say . . .

NYC - Eh, didya see that great Rangers game last night?
I was using the all inclusive eh. Disclaimer came when the Kitco taskmaster instructed me that my message was too short!
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Old 04-25-2012, 03:13 AM
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Default so...

Originally Posted by Cajus View Post
Of course noone would have expected this thread to be followed up by sarcastic posts...
Why not? You just gave the best invitation yet...

Humorous intent...
To be written out when you are using your wireless phone.

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Old 04-25-2012, 02:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Cajus View Post
"Most people think they know what sarcasm is and could recognize it if they heard it.

Most people would be wrong..."


Sarcasm is especially liable to be misunderstood when conveyed in written form, as the full spectrum of human communication such as tone of voice, facial expression, and body language, is not present (A forum such as this one is read by many people whose first language is not English). Therefore my advice would be not to use it, unless you are as skilful in your written language as Shakespeare or Mark Twain.
Most people understand but cannot stand sarcasm.

if 1 oz of gold is heavier THAN 1 oz of silver, THEN you have a problem
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Old 05-10-2012, 10:59 AM
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Sarcasm is a bitter root best eaten raw. Most sarcasm is derived from bitterness; not that I know anything about that.
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Old 05-14-2012, 07:32 PM
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Sarcasm is said to root during the first couple years of life, when a baby isn't given a soother as often as that baby wants it. Sarcasm won't be ingrained the first, second, or third time a baby is refused a soother; but over time parents can bring-up a cylinical person who expresses their extreme surprises through sarcasm.
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