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    irony impared

    Dear teachers and friends

    Could you please share some light on this?

    How does one become irony-impared? Is there any cure?

    Thanks

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    Re: irony impared

    Quote Originally Posted by Offroad View Post
    Dear teachers and friends

    Could you please share some light on this?

    How does one become irony-impared? Is there any cure?

    Thanks
    NOT A TEACHER.

    Do you mean "impaired"? If so, "irony-impaired" doesn't make any sense to me, but it might to others.

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    Re: irony impared

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    Dear teachers and friends

    Could you please share some light on this?

    How does one become irony-impared? Is there any cure?

    Thanks

    NOT A TEACHER


    (1) Maybe "irony-impaired" means that a person is not able to recognize irony.

    (2) (It is raining cats and dogs)

    Martha: Lovely day, isn't it!!!

    James: No, it isn't!!! It's really raining hard.

    He did not understand that Martha was being ironic when she said those

    words.

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    Re: irony impared

    It's a jocular analogy, poking gentle fun at politically-correct shibboleths like 'You mustn't call people who can't hear "deaf"; you must call them "hearing-impaired".' A similar thing is done with the expression 'coronary bypass'; someone with no sense of humour is sometimes said to have had 'a humor-bypass' (no typo, this strikes me as an American sort of joke).

    b
    PS I know I know I know already: 'hearing-impaired' covers a range of abilities ranging from hard-of-hearing to deaf-as-a-post. But there is a knee-jerk reaction in many contexts to replace 'deaf' with the euphemism, just as 'OAP' [=Old Age Pensioner] has been virtually extinguished by the importation of 'Senior Citizen'.

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    Re: irony impared

    And there is no cure.

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