Topic Technically correct writing vs. Content.
14 Apr 2011 07:04
Yeah, does anyone else feel hot in here?
I think the heated emotions in this thread, and the awkwardness for those observing... all that, right there, shows that sarcasm IS hard to convey in written form. What language you are writing in has no baring on the matter.
I've had a fair few misunderstandings in various forums, chats etc. If anyone thinks they are above that then they are either a genius or oblivious.
I agree that sarcasm is a bit harder to recognize in written word, that is why it should be used 'carefuly' and as you've said it it has nothing to do with language you write in, that was I trying to say among the other things.
No one thinks, specialy here in Think Tank, that they/we are above something or someone.
We all are modest people
Topic Technically correct writing vs. Content.
13 Apr 2011 21:54
Normally I would of found how upset you got over it strange, but I gave you the benefit of the doubt because sometimes sarcasm doesn't translate well into the written word . I also know that some of my slang might not translate well into your native tongue either. So I apologized even though I didn't feel I really did anything wrong.
I speak with all of you in my 3rd language, in process of learning my 4th and you are patronizing me? - giving me a benefit of a doubt.. You have got to be kidding me This is not the first time that you were sassy with me, I really didn't care, it was how you were showing yourself, but sooner or later you were about to cross my line and today you have and I am done talking with you in gloves.
So, about sarcasm, and me not understanding it. Haven't you ever asked yourself that maybe you are not using it correctly, so if you would learn it how, maybe, just maybe you wouldn't be in so much need to go around and tell people that: "sometimes sarcasm doesn't translate well into the written word" If it is used correctly, shows beautifly. Funny how some people have had never an urge to say those words, and some are saying them repeatedly.
..and if you know that sleng that is used in California is not common in this part of Europe, Why would you speak with me in it anyway ? It is ok for me to try to exepress myself in foregin language but for you to use proper English would be too much? Didn't know that. Rememer that when you will next time feel the urge to patronize me.
'4' that I gave you was my honest oppinion, my reaction on your childish squealing (today you are claming that is sarcasm and sleng) was strong, because I was blown of my feet by your reaction.
here are few tips:
sarcasm is used as mocking, specialy around here, so why are you acting so supprised when someone stands up at you?!
1. Sarcasm is “a sharp, bitter, or cutting expression or remark; a bitter jibe or taunt.” Though irony is usually the immediate context, most authorities sharply distinguish sarcasm from irony; however, others argue that sarcasm may or often does involve irony or employs ambivalence. Sarcasm has been suggested as a possible bullying action in some circumstances.
2. In sarcasm, ridicule or mockery is used harshly, often crudely and contemptuously, for destructive purposes. It may be used in an indirect manner, and have the form of irony
3. cyn·i·cism (sn-szm)
1. An attitude of scornful or jaded negativity, especially a general distrust of the integrity or professed motives of others: the public cynicism aroused by governmental scandals.
2. A scornfully or jadedly negative comment or act: "She arrived at a philosophy of her own, all made up of her private notations and cynicisms" (Henry James).
3. Cynicism The beliefs of the ancient Cynics.
Topic Technically correct writing vs. Content.
13 Apr 2011 13:25
I actually got deleted as a "friend" for giving a score of "4".
I vote according to content and technique.
I was not deleted as 'friend' but it got close to it. We've got into an 'argument' because of "4" but luckly we past it. However since than I am as well guilty of giving out only 5's or not voting at all
Topic 5 minute man
13 Apr 2011 12:07
This thread made me laugh, but just because few months ago I was talking to a friend that I was quite lucky with penis sizes and men's performances untill it hit me.
I know it's mean to say it but while we were fucking those brief moments, I was hardly susspending my laugh, thinking of my girlfriend and the talk we had. Damn it, not that it lasted shorther than 5 min, I couldn't feel the guy and more that I was trying to reposition myself so I could at least feel something, he was so confident that he knows what he was doing, that he took everything in his charge. I love self-confident people, but.. I am still laughing when I think of it
Topic Goddess online: offline - not so much...
13 Apr 2011 11:54
Which one is the real me? Is the net my mask and everything I am here is dependent on being online? How can I combine the two...I would hate to be misrepresenting myself, I'm not into deceiving people at all.
Your thoughts please, as to what's going on?
In my case, I am who I am. Don't have nerves to play the games and create drama in my life, however my personality in real life and me as a person, gets better results than on line. For that I can say few reason why and probably few more that I am not awere of..
But in your case if I underastood your post correctly, 'both of you' as you said it, is you, problem is that sometimes we are more relaxed and capable of expresing ourselves when we feel that no one is watching us.
You, in real life cannot let yourself go. Work on that, nobody will judge you, and those who will,you certanly don't need their oppinion or their presence in your life.
The whole point is not to be perfect, but to be yourself and to enjoy in that thought.
whish you well
Topic Would you ever fuck your closest (opposite sex) friend, knowing that is as far as it will go.
13 Apr 2011 11:34
YES! I've had sex with most of my closest friends over the years. (male and female) I don't believe you ever really know a person until you see their intimate side, (uh family aside here) and I've always had a closer bond with them afterward. It's never been awkward for me, and its easier to be friends without sexual tension. Also works with that sort-of friend who's kind of an asshole but you're secretly attracted to.. they're like pussycats after and become good friends also. i.m.e that is.
good for you 'troublein' *grin* I, unfortunately had opposite experience, ruined two friendship, now I know better.
I thought that we will have sex here and there, you know to help each other out, giggles, however those two boys had different whishes..Maybe it was young age reason why we couldn't pass that or they couldn't understand that our friendship will never become something else..
Topic What justifies war?
22 Mar 2011 10:19
I hate saying this, but I would probaby give a green light for defence in front of unauthorized invasions.
All listed things are similar, somebody has done something to someone and what would be our reaction. I would never attact other country and innocent people there, as defence, I would send people to war to protect innocent form invasion in their one country. I am aware of aggresion around us, but I just wouldn't be able to force myself to do it in any other circumstances than the ones I've said.
Topic what shoud I do?help!!
19 Mar 2011 04:07
I think you have a problem and has nothing to do how girls are supposedly teasing you.
I am wondering, how come you don't establish authority in your classrom? How come that grown man can loose controle in the inviroment where he was supposed to protect? And why dont you talk to someone proffesional, you do have a problem.
Topic So, today is...her 50th birthday
19 Mar 2011 03:36
I am glad you have sent her Birthtday greeting and I hope you will get the answers you are looking for. I would do the same thing and I have done that.
From mine experience, when I got that wish to interact with someone from my past, I got few answers to different questions that become important in those periods of time. With one guy, we become friends, with one friend from the past, I went for a coffee few times and both she and I have realised that we have nothing in common beside small talk, we have changed over years. But I allways got conclusion and that satisfying feeling for being brave enough to listen myself and reach out to and fulfil my need.
Topic Married Men
11 Mar 2011 13:04
A one night stand is one thing, but that often inevitably leads to more, and once emotions get involved, it can trainwreck pretty quickly.
I think this is a reason why I kept it as a fantasy. I my fantasy there are no emotions (from both sides) and there I come and go as I am pleased, in charge. Reality is different, I assume, men are the one who are setting the game rules, since they are merried ones (in my fantasy boys, it is different for you guys with married women)
Topic The Ten Year Reality
11 Mar 2011 12:44
I think is accurate for most couples.
In the drill of fast life, kids, bills, problems... most couples can get lost in it. With no good communication, less and less sex and if they are together for wrong reason (kids, being afraid of being alone, choosing wrong partner for lots of different reasons..) person can get lost. And we become an I, and if people are not happy they start to blame others for their missery and when they do that, they cannot see good thing in person anymore and there is when Activist become Busybody in their eyes, Funny as Show-offs...
It is indevidual thing and how you can handle yourself in interaction with others, I think.
Topic Married Men
11 Mar 2011 10:19
I've never done it, but it is one of my oldest fantasies. Something si very sexy in 'forbiden treasures' plus woman has all the power and that is a turn on. No emotions, just pure sex.
Topic Fave sex/love scene?
11 Mar 2011 10:07
Loved the creativity that Kim Basinger and Mickey Rourke brought in "9 and 1/2 Weeks." Who knew food could be so much fun!?
When I read the question, I had flash with those two! What a erotic movie and Mickey, he was so hot
Topic Share Recipes
11 Mar 2011 09:58
Simple Rice with Vegetable
- olive oil
- 1 leek
- 4-5 button mushrooms
- 1 zucchini
In preheated wok put olive oil and chopped leek, after couple of minutes add chunks of mushrooms and zucchini. Leave it on fire no more than 10 minutes. Aside prepere plain rice as you like. Serve, and pour soya sauce on top of it. I love to add some dry chill, just to spice it up.
Don't forget about glass or three of a read wine with that, just for the balance between coulours
Topic Around the world.
11 Mar 2011 03:35
Yuma is a city in and the county seat of Yuma County, Arizona, United States.
Topic Keep them related!
11 Mar 2011 03:28
Ricky Ger vais (comedian)
Topic Have you ever had the urge to send your worn panties to someone?
10 Mar 2011 23:49
Never thought of it, I guess I've been missing out, have to change that!
we should start a panty exchange program here... *giggles*
*blushing* yes, please giggles let me send you my adress, I will need a lot of practice, since i am going to be new in this... you know, knowledge is in repeating
Topic Cock photos
10 Mar 2011 08:33
I have to add this, beside that I really don't want to see everybodys cock, what is more disturbing to me is that people who are sending friend requests, don't hide their image galleries. My stomach just cannot pass that, I dont add them to my friends list. The same thing goes for ladies. I dont want to see everything before I add them. It is just not attractive to me personaly.
Topic Stories Versus Poems
10 Mar 2011 07:54
I agree or you could just stop the voting altogether and then all the whining would cease.
The whining will never cease.
* never mind, I take it back, it was not relevant
Topic What do you gals think of pre cum?
10 Mar 2011 07:02
Love it!! When my recent ex-lover and I were fooling around getting ready to have first sex, I noticed that he was leeking precum, I colided it with my finger and kissed him after I applied his precum on his tongue. Sexy as hell!
Topic With or Without the lacker?
10 Mar 2011 06:55
I never wear make up and I wish I can handle it, but I just get so irritated when something is on my face. I seriously wish that I could go one straight night with full thing going on. I admire girls that can pull off high maintenance look, they are so sexy! I am just not one of them