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  •  If you were a more careful reader (0+ / 0-)

    you would have noted prior to delivering your zinger that I did not claim to be Mark Twain myself. Since you're not...

    Whatevs.

    Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. ~John Watson

    by FriendlyNeighbor on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 04:51:46 PM PST

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    •  Okay. (1+ / 0-)
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      kyril

      After reviewing this diarist's previous work (and his/her response to inquiries on this thread), do you still think the anti-gay conclusion to the diary is a defensible resort to Twain-ish irony—rather than, for example, a basically accurate admission of homophobic bigotry?

      Which is to say: given the larger context of this person's output, do you still think that the above ending is "rhetorical," such that the diary is unobjectionable?

      •  Thank you for giving me the opportunity to respond (2+ / 0-)
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        And thank you for your non-inflammatory comment.

        I plead guilty to putting the most charitable spin on the diarist's work.

        I am unfamiliar with the diarist's previous work, however, if the diarist claims that the story is true and not a humorous exaggeration, then from his/her own mouth he/she is condemned and I withdraw my previous charitable reading.

        I apologize to all who were confused or bothered by my overgenerous assumptions.

        Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. ~John Watson

        by FriendlyNeighbor on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 06:38:35 PM PST

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