sar·casm ( P ) Pronunciation Key (särkzm)n.
A cutting, often ironic remark intended to wound.
A form of wit that is marked by the use of sarcastic language and is intended to make its victim the butt of contempt or ridicule.
The use of sarcasm. See Synonyms at wit1.
[Late Latin sarcasmus, from Greek sarkasmos, from sarkazein, to bite the lips in rage, from sarx, sark-, flesh.]
Source: The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth EditionCopyright © 2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company.Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
n : witty language used to convey insults or scorn; "he used sarcasm to upset his opponent"; "irony is wasted on the stupid"; "Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own"--Johathan Swift [syn: irony, satire, caustic remark]
Source: WordNet ® 2.0, © 2003 Princeton University
Immanuel Kant was a real pissant
Who was very rarely stable.
Heidegger, Heidegger was a boozy beggar
Who could think you under the table.
David Hume could out-consume Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel,
And Wittgenstein was a beery swine
Who was just as schloshed as Schlegel.
There's nothing Nietzsche couldn't teach ya
'Bout the raising of the wrist.
Socrates, himself, was
John Stuart Mill, of his own free will,
On half a pint of shandy was particularly ill.
Plato, they say, could stick it away--
Half a crate of whisky every day.
Aristotle, Aristotle was a bugger for the bottle.
Hobbes was fond of his dram,
And René Descartes was a drunken fart.
'I drink, therefore I am.'
Yes, Socrates, himself, is particularly missed,
A lovely little thinker,
But a bugger when he's pissed.
After Customs today, Aki, SpeedyGeoff, and the PRB met up for a coffee at The Deck at Regatta Point. I like The Deck. There's a great view and sense of Canberra, and it is Oh-So-Convenient for post Customs socialising.
Unfortunately, the service suddenly took a dive a few weeks ago, and although I was willing to think it was just a bad hair day, the service has continued to be poor at best, and exceedingly slow. We will go elsewhere in future.During our protracted wait, the Bruces' Philosophers Song sums up the freewheeling madness of coffee-time. Nothing about drinking, however a very Pythonesque discourse about philosophy (Speedy Geoff and I), and sustained disbelief (Aki and the PRB).
At first it seemed that the break was close to 60 seconds, however as the time clicked by she caught up to other runners and the break was getting longer. I tried to reel her in, alas to no avail, although I managed to stave off last place by some miracle and working really hard. 29:21 for 5k for me, whereas Jodie managed yet another sub-29 thanks to her racing against the Virtual Partner on her Forerunner.
Hartley Lifecare Fun Run 5k 17 November Wagga Tri-ants Duathlon 10k/40k/5k 30 October ACTVAC Half Marathon 21.1k 28 August Canberra Half Marathon 15 May injured
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Chip Time (3:47:13) Sydney 2005