blchupin at iinet.net.au
Tue Nov 16 08:20:19 UTC 2010
On 16/11/2010 18:37, Mark wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 15, 2010 at 11:04 PM, Basil Chupin<blchupin at iinet.net.au> wrote:
>> On 16/11/2010 16:47, Mark wrote:
>>> Yeah, sure, uh-huh - we believe you, Basil. It must be that
>>> upside-down thing again....
>> If you are trying to be sarcastic or offensive then simply say so. But
>> don't try to be condescending.
> Let's see now:
> A) sarcastic
> B) offensive
> C) condescending
> D) humorous
> Can I go with option D - feeble attempt at humor?
> Sigh. I guess I should have put a smiley on that. Sad, but I will
> observe that convention next time.
> I would not be so mild if I intended sarcasm or offense, and I try not
> to condescend at all....
> Sorry if you misinterpreted - my fault.
And by now you would know that one cannot get across one's facial
expressions or vocal intonations via the written word which is why there
is the attempt to try and imply them by using the "smilies"-thingies.
Better exchanges next time, eh? :-) .
A man kept complaining about not having shoes to wear - until he saw a man with no legs.
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