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      04-23-2011, 02:12 PM   #54
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Originally Posted by stickypaws View Post
I was mocking him. Just like I mocked you.

Um, I think I know what my own intent was when I made the original post.

What's the point, Sparky? Or is it "Eric Partridge the world famous lexographer?"
That was sacrasm, btw. LOL.

Anywhoo, it's getting boring now. It was fun at first, but now you've become strangely nerdy. Like those kids we'd beat up after school.

Me like RagingClue better:

Now dat be funny.

"I do derision every time I do my ciphering" --Jethro Bodine, 1978.
No, you were not. Mocking involves imitating in a scornful manner. You were not imitating him. You corrected his grammar. It was an ironic, indirect insult. In correcting his grammar, you implicitly pointed out the irony in his post. As Eric said, sarcasm is more direct, in that you address the problem directly (i.e. "I'm so glad we're having our grammar corrected by such a world-class grammarian.").

That thing about Eric Partridge was sarcasm, good job. You were mocking my use of his quote by calling him "world famous." Ironically (because you would not expect the sarcastic exaggeration to wind up being true), he kind of is famous.

Again, I'll ignore the ad hominem, unless you actually think calling me nerdy really helps your argument somehow.