Feb 7, 2003 2:41 AM
|SAN FRANCISCO MAN BECOMES FIRST AMERICAN TO GRASP SIGNIFICANCE OF IRONY
Jay Fullmer, 38, yesterday became the first American to get to grips with the concept of irony. "It was weird" Fullmer said. "I was in London and like, talking to this guy and it was raining and he pulled a face and said, "Great weather eh?" and I thought - "Wait a minute, no way is it great weather". Fullmer then realised that the other man's 'mistake' was in fact deliberate. Fullmer, who is 39 next month and married with two children, aged 8 and 3, plans to use irony himself in future. "I'm, like, using it all the time" he said. "Last weekend I was grilling steaks and I burned them and I said "Hey, great weather."
|Dumb American jokes. That's good stuff. Any more? nm||Sintesi|
Feb 7, 2003 3:41 AM
Feb 7, 2003 5:33 AM
|for all those Monty Python and Benny Hill fans out there...
there's plenty more - any dumb Brit jokes?
|LOL, thanks for the morning guffah. nm||sn69|
Feb 7, 2003 6:30 AM
|sounds like Joey||DougSloan|
Feb 7, 2003 7:49 AM
|Sounds like Joey on Friends in his use of finger quotation marks.
|re: Irony||BikeViking at home|
Feb 7, 2003 8:09 AM
|Great stuff...you guys (Brits) have cornered the market on dry humor!|
|Reads like "The Onion". Nicely droll. :-) nm||RhodyRider|
Feb 7, 2003 9:27 AM
|Reads like "The Onion". Nicely droll. :-) nm||MJ|
Feb 7, 2003 9:37 AM
|may be from Onion - EB forwarded it to me|| |