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I didn't read any. » gardenergirl

Posted by Dinah on October 9, 2004, at 22:41:54

In reply to Re: please be civil » fayeroe, posted by gardenergirl on October 9, 2004, at 22:21:52

I looked it up in the dictionary to make sure.

"Main Entry: sar·casm
Pronunciation: 'sär-"ka-z&m
Function: noun
Etymology: French or Late Latin; French sarcasme, from Late Latin sarcasmos, from Greek sarkasmos, from sarkazein to tear flesh, bite the lips in rage, sneer, from sark-, sarx flesh; probably akin to Avestan thwar&s- to cut
1 : a sharp and often satirical or ironic utterance designed to cut or give pain <tired of continual sarcasms>
2 a : a mode of satirical wit depending for its effect on bitter, caustic, and often ironic language that is usually directed against an individual b : the use or language of sarcasm <this is no time to indulge in sarcasm>"

Overall, sarcasm doesn't seem to be part of Dr. Bob's regular repertoire. In fact, he always strikes me as so very very literal that sarcasm never enters my mind as an interpretation. However, the brevity of his remarks often leads to differences in interpretation. Perhaps he could clarify.

To me it seemed like the sort of gentle question my therapist often asks. I think there's a term for it, not sarcasm, something else. But my college philosophy is too far behind me to remember it.




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