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Tuesday, May 06, 2003
Flagging irony

In the light of my complaint yesterday that irony occasionally falls flat, here's an interesting thought I came across (no link, sorry) last year. One blogger had a comment from an American reader of his site suggesting that there should be blogging symbols to indicate levels of irony.

I added a comment, saying that it was clear that that suggestion itself was ironic. I further added that a range of symbols was unnecessary; one only was needed and it would apply to readers, not to writers: 'I don't get/understand/appreciate irony,' it would proclaim.

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