Charles Howeson Hon. Capt. R.N.

#21
Not so long as he's still practicing rather than practising the buggery bit. A few years at Her Majesty's Pleasure and he'll get the hang of it.
Make your mind up , you describe him as irresistibly lovely , condoning his ruining of young lives, then rubbish him.
Sounds like you are from the same predatory camp.
 

ratsroden

Lantern Swinger
#23
Make your mind up , you describe him as irresistibly lovely , condoning his ruining of young lives, then rubbish him.
Sounds like you are from the same predatory camp.
Irony usually conveys a difference between how things seem to be and the reality. As a literary technique it is used when a certain outcome is revealed, but is not what readers were expecting or hoping for. Irony can be difficult to define; it's often subjective and depends on the audience's expectations.

Irony qv.
 
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Irony usually conveys a difference between how things seem to be and the reality. As a literary technique it is used when a certain outcome is revealed, but is not what readers were expecting or hoping for. Irony can be difficult to define; it's often subjective and depends on the audience's expectations.

Irony qv.
An interesting post, but irony can be confused with satire and/or sarcasm.

However, for many, irony is much more likely to be what causes considerable angst at, or prior to joining, Raleigh.
 
#25
Irony usually conveys a difference between how things seem to be and the reality. As a literary technique it is used when a certain outcome is revealed, but is not what readers were expecting or hoping for. Irony can be difficult to define; it's often subjective and depends on the audience's expectations.

Irony qv.

Cutting, pasting, editing & backpedaling seem to dominate your posts.

As you had neglected to add the source of your latest dribble it seems only fair to add it here, lest you be confused with someone who might know what he was talking about:

http://examples.yourdictionary.com/examples-of-irony.html
 

Seadog

War Hero
Moderator
#27
Irony usually conveys a difference between how things seem to be and the reality. As a literary technique it is used when a certain outcome is revealed, but is not what readers were expecting or hoping for. Irony can be difficult to define; it's often subjective and depends on the audience's expectations.

Irony qv.
Another explanation is that some readers may be perfectly aware that you are employing a literary technique and slag you off anyway. Some may do it because the irony is insufficiently clever, others may think you are a bit of a knob. Other reasons and combinations of reasons are available.
 
#28
This thread is gettin boring.
Basically an hoccifer has been found abusing his position and is currently been prosecuted and sentenced for his vatious offences.
If this had been someone from the lower deck he/she would have been weighed off and little would have been said.
The Guy has had his punishment time to put the thread to bed. (with or without smally boys)
 
#29
Another explanation is that some readers may be perfectly aware that you are employing a literary technique and slag you off anyway. Some may do it because the irony is insufficiently clever, others may think you are a bit of a knob. Other reasons and combinations of reasons are available.
Blackadder: Baldrick, have you no idea what irony is?
Baldrick: Yes, it's like goldy and bronzy only it's made out of iron.
 

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