Li: ritual, propriety, etiquette. Hsiao: love within the family (parents for children and children for parents. Yi: righteousness--the noblest way to act in a situation. Xin: honesty and trustworthiness. Jen: benevolence, humaneness towards others. Chung: loyalty to the state and authority. --Confucius (Kong Fuzi)

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Sunday, October 18, 2015

Satire, sarcasm, sarcastic, critical wit, mockery, ridicule, derision, scorn, irony, caricature; NOT LITERAL!

manatdeskI usually do not post/share satire, or use satire when writing or making a comment, because of the possibility that people sometimes don't get that its satire, and go ballistic, loose faith in you, or start re-posting it, quoting it or believing that it is fact.

To this day their are still conservatives who believe that Steve Colbert is actually conservative... they don't get that he was 'playing' a conservative on his show The Steve Colbert Report and was actually making fun of them. Expressing satire and sarcasm in writing can be tricky, even when your being obvious, which is why many have advocated for a 'sarcasm' font,* but everyone thinks their just kidding, i.e. being sarcastic. 

Get it? that's irony... oh never mind.                 GlennDL

sat·ire
ˈsaˌtī(ə)r/
noun

    • the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.
      synonyms:
      mockery, ridicule, derision, scorn, caricature, irony, sarcasm
    • a play, novel, film, or other work that uses satire.
      plural noun: satires
      "a stinging satire on American politics"
      synonyms: parody, burlesque, caricature, lampoon, skit; informal: spoof, takeoff, sendup
      "a satire on Canadian politics"

    • a genre of literature characterized by the use of satire.  A work of literature that mocks social conventions, another work of art, or anything its author thinks ridiculous. Gulliver's Travels, by Jonathan Swift, is a satire of eighteenth-century British society.

blahblahblah*I am also, for the sake of clarity, establishing my own personal ‘sarcasm’ font. Now I have no skill set that allows me to create a font, nor do I believe my post or blogs are trendy enough that my designating a font will catch on, but as laughphingproneprotection against poor or ambiguous satire on my part, my blogs will utilize the “Gentium Basic” font, bold/italic,  as text that should be read as satire. (in red on light backgrounds, or yellow on dark backgrounds)

(note: that this is for future post/articles, there are no current plans to update old post)
[5-18-2015]

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