It's sardonic. I wouldn't take it so literally.
Seconded. I have no problem at all with the way she tells this story.
However, if she doesn't add an lj-cut in the next hour or two, I'm going to delete it. Never mind, she added the lj-cut.
Edited at 2011-02-01 02:21 am (UTC)
do we have a davis_snark_snark? i can't remember.
seriously, in a post that lengthy i appreciate a bit of humor or whatever you want to call it.
of course, in the way that some people call others "honey" or "dude," have a bad habit of calling everyone "kiddo." you'd probably be one of the few who gets all pissy about this, even though i obviously don't mean any offense and, in fact, just the opposite.
i find people around here refer to peers as "kid" ALL THE TIME. example "he's a good kid" the "kid" in reference is in his mid thirties. Sometimes it strikes me as an odd useage, but not offensive. More of a regionalism.
"kid" is definitely
a mass thing. i joke all the time with jedi
when he does it - "yeah kid" etc.
from now on i am starting all of my posts HEAR YE, HEAR YE!
STOP. COLLABORATE. LISTEN.
2011-02-01 02:03 pm (UTC)
STOP. IN THE NAME OF LOVE.
I use dude way, way too much, and really need to shake it up a bit. I'd been thinking of 'bucko', but I think 'kiddo' has a solid ring.
it's cutesy, i only do it with people i know. a term of endearment, if you will.
I find "dipshits" works especially well.
Uh, yeah. I just set posts to be automatically friendslocked to avoid the pingback issue.
Here or in davis_square? I wish people wouldn't post friendslocked in davis_square since it makes the posts unfindable by any of the search engines.
Since I'm not a maintainer or mod in davis_square, and can't change any settings there at all, it stands to reason I changed the setting in davis_snark where I do have that ability.
Oh -- I thought you were talking about your own posts to the communities. Yeah, if that setting here will prevent the pingback posts to davis_square, that's a good idea.
Edited at 2011-02-01 04:05 am (UTC)
What exactly is the ping bot thing? I have seen it a few times lately...
Agreed. And if that Longfellow character is going to be condescending from the get-go, then I'm not listening to his story about the dude on the horse.
"Hwæt!" would admittedly have been more concise.