First They Came For The Mildly Scornful, And I Didn’t Speak Up…

“Americans don’t do cynicism, sarcasm or negativity generally,” the journalist Max Davidson wrote, advising Brits how to make it big in the US. “There is an innocence in their outlook that you either love or hate, and if you hate it, you won’t get past first base.”

So news that the US government is looking for a sarcasm detector has already generated cries of: “Yeah right! Good luck with that.”

Heh!

H/T: Unity, via Twitter

5 comments for “First They Came For The Mildly Scornful, And I Didn’t Speak Up…

  1. Voice of Reason
    June 11, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    Based on 36 years of experience here, they don’t do reality either.

  2. June 11, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    It’s just their way of clamping down on sarky blogs.

  3. mikebravo
    June 11, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    It’s not the sarcasm that they need to worry about – it’s Spiny Norman.

  4. Voice of Reason
    June 12, 2014 at 12:37 am

    Only if you trangress the unwritten law.

    • Sniper
      June 12, 2014 at 12:44 am

      Good enough for me with old Dinsy.

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