The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #14418   Message #126381
Posted By: Alice
21-Oct-99 - 11:36 AM
Thread Name: Patronising jokes about Americans
Subject: RE: Patronising jokes about Americans
I noticed that the two threads that quickly built up many responses simultaneously are the one where we want to help the Mudcat in trouble, and this one, which triggers responses. Both touch our emotions. Sometimes its good to be able to laugh at our weaknesses, quirks, and idiosyncracies. Insults to be cruel, however, have never been humorous to me. Sarcasm has a root meaning, after all, of 'tearing the flesh'.