Posts Tagged ‘test’

handicapped finally

Posted: July 12, 2010 in Golf
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the handicap needs some help of course...

ok this sounds insane, but after 3 years of waiting, i finally got my handicap test. been submitting scorecards with no maintenance.

i was recommended with handicap 23. so… yeah. finally. the target now should be scoring low to bring em down to 20.. i hope.

sarcastic test

Posted: September 1, 2006 in rants & ramblings
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You Have Your Sarcastic Moments
While you’re not sarcastic at all times, you definitely have a cynical edge.In your opinion, not all people are annoying. Some are dead!And although you do have your genuine moments, you can’t help getting your zingers in.Some people might be a little hurt by your sarcasm, but it’s more likely they think you’re hilarious.

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SARCASM
Sarcasm is sneering, jesting, or mocking a person, situation or thing. It is strongly associated with irony, with some definitions classifying it as a type of verbal irony[1]. It is often used in a humorous manner and is expressed through vocal intonations such as over-emphasizing the actual statement or particular words. Most commonly, sarcasm involves stating the opposite of the intended meaning, e.g. “That’s amazing” (sarcastically) might be used to mean “that’s awful”. A person’s disposition to sarcasm is sometimes viewed as a symptom of concealed anger.

Origins
The word comes from the late Latin word, sarcasmus, which, in turn, comes from the Greek sarkasmos, from sarkazein – to bite the lips in rage,- from sarx, sark-, flesh – the root word literally means “to cut a piece of flesh (from the targeted person).”

Sarcasm is proverbially described as “the lowest form of humour but the highest form of wit” (a quotation sometimes ascribed to Oscar Wilde, but untraceable).

Sarcasm in written communication
Because it is vocally oriented, sarcasm can be difficult to grasp in written form and is easily misinterpreted. To prevent this some people end sarcastic comments on the Internet with an emoticon, emphasize words with italics, bold, and/or underlining (e.g. That’s just great), or surround them with a made-up markup language tag, e.g. *sarcasm*, or .

Another transformation of sarcasm into electronic media is only possible through written language. Using extremely poor typing in a sentence, one can indicate that the holder of a certain opinion is unintelligent or overly eager. For example: “steam rox0rz teh big one!11!eleven!1!” This written slang is especially popular in internet forums. Sarcasm is also achievable through written language by using capitalization to emphasize certain words. For example: “Well isn’t THAT just fantastic”.

In the UK and some other countries, writing has adopted the use of (!) (an exclamation mark in parentheses) following speech in which sarcasm or irony is perceptible via the tone of voice, a punctuation mark which is very regularly seen in subtitles.