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Re: Calling all Conlangers!

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Wednesday, January 23, 2002, 8:19
En réponse à David Peterson <DigitalScream@...>:

> > Just to clarify, I wasn't being deadpan serious, at all.
I know that, that's why I added my "grain of salt" statement :)) . It's one
> of > those joke things, where you say it while smiling and expect people to > laugh, > so that they understand that you're going a bit too far, but that the > idea > behind it is sound. You know?
I know, and I also know that it doesn't work. I know that you can give the biggest smile you want when saying those things, or even laugh hard after talking, people will usually take it seriously anyway (believe me, it caused me quite a few arguments only because of that). And in writing it's worse :)) . It seems that this kind of humour (that I love, BTW :))) ) is usually to subtle for most people, at least when the environment doesn't prepare them for it... Christophe. Take your life as a movie: do not let anybody else play the leading role.