[Foundation-l] Wikinews - not so much a state of the wiki

Marc Riddell michaeldavid86 at comcast.net
Wed Dec 5 00:06:44 UTC 2007

> on 12/4/07 6:27 PM, Thomas Dalton at thomas.dalton at gmail.com wrote:

> No, factual. In my experience, Americans have great difficulty
> recognising sarcasm (in general, of course). It's just a cultural
> thing. I have great difficultly understanding baseball and American
> football metaphors, while most Americans seem to be able to use them
> fluently - it's much the same thing.

Not really, Thomas. Metaphors are grasped cognitively; while sarcasm relies
more on the emotions.


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