File puptcrit/puptcrit.0606, message 412


Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2006 14:56:04 -0400
To: puptcrit-AT-lists.driftline.org
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Insulting Amerikanas


Oh, I am reminded of elementary school on the playground. Isn't dodge 
ball and name calling FUN!
    ... I know you are and what am I? I know you are and what am I? I'm 
rubber you're glue.....


On Jun 22, 2006, at 1:50 AM, Kismet wrote:

> Sorry Michele,
> I didnt mean to offend you...although I dont know how you could of got 
> Blacklight from Neo.... It was actually the comments by Preston 
> Foerder that my remarks were aimed at. It may be that my ascerbic wit 
> that gets me into trouble but you've got to admit that the overbearing 
> American presence on this list does present as bigoted, boarish and 
> ill educated... a gross generalisation I know but......... Probable a 
> significant reason that there are few international members on this 
> list?
>
> Daniel
Let's see, how can I say I didn't mean to offend and then say something 
snarky about you .....
  Oh, I know, I'll offer a backhanded apology and then follow it with 
how witty I am, then load up on some other insults to an entire nation 
of people, while implying how much better than them I am!
   Finally I will use that as an excuse for why an english based list 
contains mostly those stupid Americans.

Go figure.

  Acerbic? Yes. Witty? Hardly. One clue - if you have to explain your 
joke/humor it probably ain't funny.


On Jun 22, 2006, at 5:30 AM, Mary Robinette Kowal wrote:

> Look!  Worms.
>
> In a can.
  Glad I wasn't drinking my coffee as I would have decaf boogies right 
now. Made me laugh.
  But wasn't this more like a open bait jar?


On Jun 22, 2006, at 10:48 AM, Anne Schaefer wrote:

> Daniel,
>
> Perhaps you ought to proofread and spell-check before calling others 
> ill-educated, refrain from making generalizations about groups of 
> people before calling them bigoted, and ratchet down your tone before 
> calling others boorish?
>
> Otherwise, you may just come across as ridiculous, acerbic wit not 
> withstanding.
>
> Just a thought.
>
> Anne

Well, there you go, Anne. Thinking again. You won't accomplish being 
ill educated like THAT!

Christopher

PS "You can't insult me, I'm too ignorant." Wish I could remember who I 
was quoting. I think it was either a cartoon character or maybe it was 
a W. C. Fields line.

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