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    Sarcastic commentary... ...

    See the title? I do that a lot... I want to know your opinion. If someone makes a sarcastic comment with ellipses followed by another ellipses does that second eclipses appear to you as just more silence or a curse censored by the message board. For instance, when you read
    Oh, that's a real good one... ...
    do you see
    Oh, that's a real good one... *silence*
    or
    Oh, that's a real good one... ass
    Just wanted to know how it looks because I wouldn't want anything thinking I mean what I don't mean.
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    I normally use '...' when I'm thinking. A '... ...', to my mind, isn't a very ... (thinking for a word) ... (damn), good way for silence, unless, as above, it's broken by a set of **'s, ()'s, {}'s, or [] with a comment or something between. When I was on a quest for sarcasm tags a while ago, someone mentioned they use '' for sarcasm, and I use that every now and then. [sarcasm][/sarcasm] tags are too long

    PS - My nephew likes your avitar, Sly. He finds a dancing milk carton very amusing!

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    No, there is a clear distinction for me.

    Bleeped: Oh, that's a real good one... ..............
    Cleaner: Oh, that's a real good one... ...

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    If you make the sarcasm too obvious it's just not funny anymore. That's why I don't use or the [SARCASM] tags... I like to leave room for the chance that they don't quite get it's sarcasm.

    ...but I'm sure you understand that... ...
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    Or -

    Rolleyes: Oh, that's a real good one


    >> but I'm sure you understand that... ...
    I do get it, and I use it in real life a lot! I make my friends, as often as not, try to guess when I say something that's sarcastic or something that's not. Just don't inflect your voice, and your closest friends doubt themselves

    >> If you make the sarcasm too obvious it's just not funny anymore
    I used to do the invisible thing ... remember ...
    Last edited by twomers; 09-27-2006 at 12:37 PM.

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    Eheh... twomers in real life my sarcastic ability can put any brit to shame. I challenge you to a Sarcastoff!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlyMaelstrom
    I challenge you to a Sarcastoff!
    Huh, bet you won't even show up

    <---------- Ahem
    ... 'can put any brit to shame' ... I wish .
    Last edited by twomers; 09-27-2006 at 12:47 PM.

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    "This thread is really going places."

    Do that for homework.

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    > in real life my sarcastic ability can put any brit to shame

    ... ...
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Well if any of you clowns had the biting sarcasm of Quzah, you wouldn't need ellipsis ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by swoopy
    Well if any of you clowns had the biting sarcasm of Quzah, you wouldn't need ellipsis ...
    Quzah's not sarcastic, he's just an ...
    ... and an extremely witty one at that.
    Last edited by SlyMaelstrom; 09-27-2006 at 10:19 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlyMaelstrom
    Quzah's not sarcastic, he's just an ...
    ... and an extremely witty one at that.
    Yeah, with Quzah, it's more like hit you over the head with a baseball bat.

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    And for the record, I'm really Really, REALLY scared of Quzah .... I had to go and have therapy the last time I read one of his flames because, well, it messed with my mind and I needed to get help really fast.

    Almost made me feel suicidal.

    And I'm absolutely petrified of being added to his "Ignore" list .... just have to make absolutely certain I use those CODE tags.

    No sarcasm tags, no rolleyes emoticons, just a plain, straightforward post
    Last edited by Driver; 09-28-2006 at 05:28 AM.
    I think you can put a signature here.

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    Some houses have watch dogs. Some forums have Quzahs. They have the exact same effect. Bark a lot but can't bite because they are on the other side of the fence. And even more ironic is that behind that macho, pure-breed stunt, is a sensitive caring dog which rolls over for a good belly rub when he's owner calls him in.

    Quzah is... funny. Not really scary.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Hmmmmm .... maybe I should have used [sarcasm] ..... [/sarcasm] tags after all
    I think you can put a signature here.

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