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flbrit Veteran Member • Posts: 3,846
Re: Vic... here's the truth - Another explanation..

Marty4650 wrote:

All of the people who replied to OP with outrage simply didn't realize that the OP was doing a satire of another thread. In fact, this one .

And there are only a few possible explanations for this:

  • Either these folks have no sense of humor
  • Or they do, but they are very dense
  • Or satire just doesn't translate well from English to other languages

I'd bet on the third, since this is an international website with lots of users for whom English is not their native tongue. And even though they can read and write English remarkably well (in fact, in some cases much better than native English speakers) they still don't get the joke when sarcasm is used.

My guess is public schools in Europe and Asia do not waste any effort teaching sarcasm, because they are too busy teaching math, literature, science and history. This could explain why we Americans excel at sarcasm, but struggle with literature, history, and in many cases science and math.

We should be ashamed of ourselves!

There is another explanation (maybe more).

This option is that many are pretending outrage on purpose to make fools of those of us who are 'in on the joke' and shake our heads.

I somehow doubt that this explains the majority of those responses though.

Brian

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