On 15 January 2014 23:55, Bruno Marchal <marc...@ulb.ac.be> wrote: > On 15 Jan 2014, at 10:39, LizR wrote: > > On 15 January 2014 21:49, Bruno Marchal <marc...@ulb.ac.be> wrote: >> >> On 15 Jan 2014, at 02:59, Edgar L. Owen wrote: >> >> Liz, >> >> Are you describing YOUR inability to understand MY satirical comment >> perchance? I even included a smiley to indicate that which you didn't... >> >> Lighten up and smile! >> :-) >> >> You cannot insult someone and ask him or her to smile. >> > > It's a technique of the bully. Make fun of someone, then ask them why they > aren't laughing. > > I agree, it is a bullying technic. > But in the case of Edgar, I don't think he is purposefully bullying. > He just seem unaware of what it means to confront his ideas with others. >
I hope you're right. > However I *was* smiling, actually, after reading that, because Edgar's > heavy-handed attempt at retaliatory humour, together with the way he > clearly doesn't understand what satire is, were in fact laughable. > (But I didn't laugh too much, because I was at work at the time :) > > Yeah, ... but it is also a bit sad. > > Yes, I think so too. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out.