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mirandashell
12-09-2011, 09:46 PM
....after a couple of conversations I've had today by PM, I think a lot of the Brits on the board will appreciate my suggestion for a new smiley.

You see this one - :sarcasm well, we'd like one where the sign says 'British sense of humour'. It would be especially good for me cos it would mean I don't have to keep explaining that I'm not being snarky, honest! And I think quite a few of us would get a lot of use out of it.

I understand that you might think the above smiley would cover it but it doesn't really. That's more for sharp sarcasm rather than the ironic sense of humour that's part of our DNA. So we would really appreciate it, please Mac. And I think a lot of the American and other members would appreciate it too. Especially the noobies.

So....any chance? Please?

Silent Rob
12-09-2011, 09:50 PM
If we had that, everybody would finally realise that I'm hilarious!

mirandashell
12-09-2011, 09:55 PM
It says British, not good!

Archerbird
12-09-2011, 09:56 PM
And I think a lot of the American and other members would appreciate it too. Especially the noobies.



Yes.


If we had that, everybody would finally realise that I'm hilarious!

I doubt it. :sarcasm


^ See! It doesn't work!

BunnyMaz
12-09-2011, 09:57 PM
I heartily support this motion.

firedrake
12-09-2011, 09:59 PM
I third it!

Anninyn
12-09-2011, 10:01 PM
As do I.

Oh, just look at us Brits demanding special treatment again.

Look, that sentence needs that smiley.

Perks
12-09-2011, 10:02 PM
I love British sarcasm, but yeah, it can be harder to detect for Americans, especially in a casual, written medium. (My writing & critique partner is English and he used to make me cry all the time when I got it wrong -- and I'm actually really good at interpreting... for an American. I mean, knowing full well that my heritage renders me a congenital idiot in your Anglo-eyes and all that.)

If it will make things easier, sure, why not?

Medievalist
12-09-2011, 10:07 PM
If someone can find one, or alter the current one, I'll install it on AW.

I'm in the middle of finishing up two deadline projects and moving though, so bear with me if it takes a bit.

But yeah, sure :D

mirandashell
12-09-2011, 10:08 PM
for an American. I mean, knowing full well that my heritage renders me a congenital idiot in your Anglo-eyes and all that.)




Perks! You have a British sense of humour!

:tongue

kayleamay
12-09-2011, 10:10 PM
Don't do it, Mac! First, they'll demand their own smiley then the next thing you know they'll be forcing us to sing God Save the Queen overtaxing our tea!

I move that all Brits have their avatars replaced with Union Jacks. Y'know, so we can track them and stuff. They're trying to infiltrate! The other day I even caught one attempting to write in Americanese!

mirandashell
12-09-2011, 10:11 PM
If someone can find one, or alter the current one, I'll install it on AW.



Love you, Medi! Love you lots!

bettielee
12-09-2011, 10:24 PM
Can't you just post a picture of Richard Armitage, instead?

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b40/bettieleetwo/richard.jpg

and you're welcome.

mirandashell
12-09-2011, 10:26 PM
Can't you just post a picture of Richard Armitage, instead?



and you're welcome.


Uh huh.... either somebody didn't get the point or your HRT dosage is too high......

BunnyMaz
12-09-2011, 10:30 PM
And you know what? I reckon even other Brits would find it useful. The deadpan aspect is a pretty core part of Brit humour, and when you can't see the totally flat deadpan facial expression on a person's face it gets harder to work out whether what is happening is a full-blown row or just joke-sparring.

mirandashell
12-09-2011, 10:35 PM
True, Bun.

I usually take everything said as a joke unless I know for certain the person is angry with me. So I often misinterpret stuff as well. It's tricky on a board when you can't see the body language.

dpaterso
12-09-2011, 10:38 PM
In the meantime, you have a perfectly good user title field that can be used to deliver a warning for the unwary or the hard of understanding.
<-----

-Derek

mirandashell
12-09-2011, 10:42 PM
Yeah..... but a smiley is more noticeable if it's next to the funny bit. I don't always notice the title on other people's so they may not notice it on mine.

Medievalist
12-09-2011, 11:05 PM
How's this?

:brit

(You can find all the Smileys/Smilies/Emoticons here (http://absolutewrite.com/forums/misc.php?do=getsmilies&editorid=vB_Editor_001).)

mirandashell
12-09-2011, 11:06 PM
Yeaaaaah! Perfick!

Anninyn
12-09-2011, 11:06 PM
Oh, it's lovely. Now to abuse it.

robeiae
12-09-2011, 11:13 PM
The Brits are a very funny people, it is true.

:brit

CACTUSWENDY
12-09-2011, 11:13 PM
Brits have a sense of humor? Amazing. :poke:

robeiae
12-09-2011, 11:14 PM
Also, they're unnaturally attractive.

Haggis
12-09-2011, 11:25 PM
:brit A priest, a rabbi and the Archbishop of Canterbury walk into a pub....

robeiae
12-09-2011, 11:28 PM
We could probably also us a "tired humor" emoticon, as well...

mirandashell
12-09-2011, 11:31 PM
I was going to ask what you meant, Rob, but then I went back a page.....

mirandashell
12-09-2011, 11:34 PM
Oohh hang on. I forgot!

:brit

There we go!

regdog
12-09-2011, 11:35 PM
If we had that, everybody would finally realise that I'm hilarious!

Says you

Lavern08
12-09-2011, 11:45 PM
Did somebody say Grits?

http://img4.myrecipes.com/i/recipes/sl/06/01/cheese-grits-sl-1144175-l.jpg

Ohhh, Brits. Nevermind. :Shrug:

mirandashell
12-09-2011, 11:50 PM
Why are you eating wallpaper paste?

Haggis
12-09-2011, 11:53 PM
Did somebody say Grits?



Ohhh, Brits. Nevermind. :Shrug:
They're both good with cheese.

scarletpeaches
12-09-2011, 11:53 PM
Why are you eating wallpaper paste?That's not wallpaper paste.
:brit

mirandashell
12-09-2011, 11:53 PM
They're both good with cheese.


Yeah. We never put it on cake.

mirandashell
12-09-2011, 11:55 PM
That's not wallpaper paste.
:brit


Yey! Scarlet used my smiley. Now I feel vindicated.....

KTC
12-09-2011, 11:56 PM
....after a couple of conversations I've had today by PM, I think a lot of the Brits on the board will appreciate my suggestion for a new smiley.

You see this one - :sarcasm well, we'd like one where the sign says 'British sense of humour'. It would be especially good for me cos it would mean I don't have to keep explaining that I'm not being snarky, honest! And I think quite a few of us would get a lot of use out of it.

I understand that you might think the above smiley would cover it but it doesn't really. That's more for sharp sarcasm rather than the ironic sense of humour that's part of our DNA. So we would really appreciate it, please Mac. And I think a lot of the American and other members would appreciate it too. Especially the noobies.

So....any chance? Please?

I believe you meant COMMONWEALTH SENSE OF HUMOUR. Not a single British humour tidbit has ever gone over my head. See...Canada influences the rest of the commonwealth. You guys are spouting OUR humour.

KTC
12-09-2011, 11:57 PM
That's not wallpaper paste.
:brit

i dont like this one brit.

KTC
12-09-2011, 11:58 PM
How's this?

:brit

(You can find all the Smileys/Smilies/Emoticons here (http://absolutewrite.com/forums/misc.php?do=getsmilies&editorid=vB_Editor_001).)

it's anti-canadian, eh

mirandashell
12-10-2011, 12:01 AM
I believe you meant COMMONWEALTH SENSE OF HUMOUR. Not a single British humour tidbit has ever gone over my head. See...Canada influences the rest of the commonwealth. You guys are spouting OUR humour.


:D


Actually you could have a point. See as most of you are descended from Brits.......



<hides behind door smiley>

Anninyn
12-10-2011, 12:03 AM
:D


Actually you could have a point. See as most of you are descended from Brits.......



<hides behind door smiley>
Apart from the ones that are... french.

KTC
12-10-2011, 12:06 AM
10 - 9 - 8 - 7 - 6 - 5 -... screw it. I'm going to have to tell my therapist that one doesn't work. Or, should I be counting TO 10? We are descendants of Gods...not brits or the french.

Brits! HUMPH!

robeiae
12-10-2011, 12:14 AM
i dont like this one brit.
Agreed. But it could be worse, it could be a welsh rare brit.

Perks
12-10-2011, 12:17 AM
Agreed. But it could be worse, it could be a welsh rare brit.

A Welshman who uses vowels?

mirandashell
12-10-2011, 12:19 AM
Apart from the ones that are... french.


Brrrr.........

bettielee
12-10-2011, 12:54 AM
Uh huh.... either somebody didn't get the point or your HRT dosage is too high......

ok... were you trying to be funny or were you making fun of me?

Mr Flibble
12-10-2011, 01:09 AM
:brit A priest, a rabbi and the Archbishop of Canterbury walk into a pub....

Is that the one that ends, 'Better than pork, amiright?'
:brit

mirandashell
12-10-2011, 01:11 AM
ok... were you trying to be funny or were you making fun of me?


:brit

Haggis
12-10-2011, 02:09 AM
Here you go, Kevin. All you gotta do is make it smaller.

http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o15/Damnhaggis/canadian-1.jpg

Nexus
12-10-2011, 02:17 AM
I've found no humor a Brit can't take - except for being called Australian. Bloody Wanka

mirandashell
12-10-2011, 02:20 AM
Or French.

Nexus
12-10-2011, 02:22 AM
Or French.

Who would sink as low as to resort to that?

mirandashell
12-10-2011, 02:55 AM
If there's any French or French Canadians on the board......


you're welcome to have a go back at the rosbifs.

bettielee
12-10-2011, 03:00 AM
:brit

ok, now I feel better....

mirandashell
12-10-2011, 03:06 AM
Sorry if I upset you. I didn't mean to.

This is exactly the reason that I (and many others) wanted the smiley. Cos a lot of people just get upset and don't tell me. So there's nothing I can do about it.

If I step over your line again, just PM me and we can talk about it.

Cool?

Anninyn
12-10-2011, 03:06 AM
Who would sink as low as to resort to that?

I know. I get embarrassed enough that my last name is french. That sometime, centuries ago, there was a frenchman in my family.

The thought. It gives me hives.
:brit

mirandashell
12-10-2011, 03:09 AM
Now, now! The smiley is not an excuse for bad taste or dodgy jokes! Let's show some British restraint here, chaps.

Anninyn
12-10-2011, 03:18 AM
Now, now! The smiley is not an excuse for bad taste or dodgy jokes! Let's show some British restraint here, chaps.

Isn't that the thing where I crush all my emotions other than mild surprise and let them simmer away inside me until they become a terribly damaging personality disorder?

Or is it the one where the strongest expression of distaste I must ever utter in public is 'tchh'?

Or is it just where I don't brush my teeth? It's unnatural, you see. The pleasure of clean teeth. It's too great.

Cause I'm way ahead of you on those. ;)

mirandashell
12-10-2011, 03:21 AM
:ROFL:

KellyAssauer
12-10-2011, 04:05 AM
The smiley is not an excuse for bad taste or dodgy jokes!


Right.




So.




How long do you plan to keep me waiting then?





:brit

Medievalist
12-10-2011, 04:22 AM
And here I thought "British humour' was an oxymoron—who knew?


(Yes, that's New England humor.)

BunnyMaz
12-10-2011, 05:23 AM
Of course, now all we need is a good, long round of the Four Yorkshiremen game to really get some practice at using that smiley.

Haggis
12-10-2011, 05:31 AM
And here I thought "British humour' was an oxymoron—who knew?


(Yes, that's New England humor.)
There's humor in New England? Who knew?

bettielee
12-10-2011, 05:50 AM
There's humor in New England? Who knew?

yes, you often find these jokes on great big fields of grass with white or yellow lines on them... lots of guys in cleats and such.

Medievalist
12-10-2011, 06:15 AM
There's humor in New England? Who knew?

Humour, yes; humor—not so much;

There's supposedly traditional cuisine in the form of the New England Boiled Dinner (http://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/new_england_boiled_dinner/), too.

(I don't recommend it, unless made with Really Good corned beef brisket.)

Xelebes
12-10-2011, 06:17 AM
There's humor in New England? Who knew?

England.

Haggis
12-10-2011, 06:28 AM
Humour, yes; humor—not so much;

There's supposedly traditional cuisine in the form of the New England Boiled Dinner (http://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/new_england_boiled_dinner/), too.

(I don't recommend it, unless made with Really Good corned beef brisket.)

I love a good New England Boiled Dinner. Of course I do push the cabbage aside....


England.

Old or New?

Xelebes
12-10-2011, 06:40 AM
Old or New?

I thought you knew what you were asking!

Haggis
12-10-2011, 06:48 AM
I thought you knew what you were asking!
I might have at the time, but at my age I don't even remember what I had for dinner.

KTC
12-10-2011, 07:39 AM
Here you go, Kevin. All you gotta do is make it smaller.

http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o15/Damnhaggis/canadian-1.jpg

can you make it Canadian Census Humour?

OMG. OMG, that was funny, eh.

Haggis
12-10-2011, 07:47 AM
can you make it Canadian Census Humour?

OMG. OMG, that was funny, eh.
Funny? You'll have to check with my advisers.

http://ffmedia.ign.com/interviews/multimedia/mc.jpg

PorterStarrByrd
12-10-2011, 08:10 AM
Humour, yes; humor—not so much;

There's supposedly traditional cuisine in the form of the New England Boiled Dinner (http://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/new_england_boiled_dinner/), too.

(I don't recommend it, unless made with Really Good corned beef brisket.)

Yeah went over there on my Honeymoon ... Bunratty castle and all . plus the stuff on the bigger island (maybe that's where the marriege started to go awry). As far as dining goes I noticed two predominate items.
1. They lost the recipe for ice
2. They generally had to send out if you asked for salt

I took a peek in the recipe book at one of the bed and breakfast places We stayed in. 225 pages that just said "Boil it", just in case they forgot. New Englanders must have stolen a copy, to chagrin of lobsters.

areteus
12-10-2011, 03:37 PM
Frenchies in Canada, eh? Hmmm... suspicious to my mind. There are, of course, no Frenchies in England at all. Absolutely not one.

What do you mean, look at my surname? Oh, no, Lascelles is not in any way a French name. No, it's, er, Medieval Norman. Yeah, that's it. Medieval Norman so absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with France.

I mean, its not as if an RAF pilot in the second world war landed behind enemy lines in France and managed to hide out in a village because he had the same surname as everyone else. That would be a ludicrous story and would never happen*

And as for Germans. Nope, no Germans in England either. Not even the Royal family cos they're about as British as you can get (i.e. immigrants who decided to never leave, which about describes the population of the whole Island... :) )

*Actually, it did. An airman with the surname Lascelles landed in a small French village. When he told them his name, they welcomed him as a long lost brother. This story came from the curator of the Battle museum near Hastings, he told us this story after he learned my surname...

robeiae
12-10-2011, 05:11 PM
Here you go, Kevin. All you gotta do is make it smaller.

http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o15/Damnhaggis/canadian-1.jpg

Completely wrong. It should say:

Canadian Sense of Humuor. Sorry.

robeiae
12-10-2011, 05:13 PM
yes, you often find these jokes on great big fields of grass with white or yellow lines on them... lots of guys in cleats and such.

Now we're back down under.

Cliff Face
12-10-2011, 05:33 PM
As an Australian, I'm shocked and chagrined.

I mean, everybody knows criminals are the lifeblood of the working class sense of humour, and we all know Australia was settled by British convicts. Therefore, it should read, "Aussie". You don't even need to add the words "Sense of Humour" - Australians are famous for their sense of humour.

At least, out of the grand total of 2 things the average person outside Australia knows about us is our sense of humour, and that the capital is Sydney.

Nevermind the fact the capital is actually Canberra. That has no bearing on my sense of humour.

(I could really use that Aussie emoticon right now. ;))

Cliff Face
12-10-2011, 05:34 PM
Even one that just says, "Taking The Piss" would do in a pinch...

PorterStarrByrd
12-10-2011, 05:35 PM
Completely wrong. It should say:

Canadian Sense of Humuor. Sorry.

Actually it should say Canadian Sense of Humor. Sorry

** when are these damned foreigners ever going to learn to spell in English**

Cliff Face
12-10-2011, 05:38 PM
I think the main difference between Humour and Humor is that the first one includes you. ;)

Wayne K
12-10-2011, 07:06 PM
:brit

Wayne K
12-10-2011, 07:07 PM
Cool

seun
12-10-2011, 07:13 PM
What a jolly splendid idea. One approves.



Right, what else can we get the Yanks to do?

robeiae
12-10-2011, 07:15 PM
Right, what else can we get the Yanks to do?

Call soccer football?

PorterStarrByrd
12-10-2011, 07:38 PM
Call soccer football?

Yeah right ....
Don't you know we invented football?

and baseball to save HOURS days of boredom watching cricket

seun
12-10-2011, 07:45 PM
Call soccer football?

That's something I've always wondered. The game you call football involves a lot more hand than foot, doesn't it? Why don't you call it handball?

PorterStarrByrd
12-10-2011, 07:48 PM
We prefer not draw attention to the fact that our hands are on our balls .. I guess it's part of the Puritan influence you kicked out of your country before it got a foothold.

robeiae
12-10-2011, 07:51 PM
That's something I've always wondered. The game you call football involves a lot more hand than foot, doesn't it? Why don't you call it handball?
You know, I watch the Premier League on a regular basis. Elbowball?

seun
12-10-2011, 07:58 PM
This thread is a load of balls.

PorterStarrByrd
12-10-2011, 08:01 PM
That one needed the emoticon

seun
12-10-2011, 08:02 PM
There's an emoticon for balls? :eek:

Perks
12-10-2011, 08:13 PM
I might have at the time, but at my age I don't even remember what I had for dinner.
Some boiled whosits or other.

robeiae
12-10-2011, 08:41 PM
There's an emoticon for balls? :eek:

No, but there is an AW member for them...

She's a brit, even.

mirandashell
12-10-2011, 09:45 PM
Oh, you're in so much trouble......

PorterStarrByrd
12-11-2011, 02:53 AM
I've noticed the humor is generally at a little higher level when scotch is involved.

Paul
12-11-2011, 02:56 AM
....after a couple of conversations I've had today by PM, I think a lot of the Brits on the board will appreciate my suggestion for a new smiley.

You see this one - :sarcasm well, we'd like one where the sign says 'British sense of humour'. It would be especially good for me cos it would mean I don't have to keep explaining that I'm not being snarky, honest! And I think quite a few of us would get a lot of use out of it.

I understand that you might think the above smiley would cover it but it doesn't really. That's more for sharp sarcasm rather than the ironic sense of humour that's part of our DNA. So we would really appreciate it, please Mac. And I think a lot of the American and other members would appreciate it too. Especially the noobies.

So....any chance? Please?

One thing I did notice is how little sarcasm is used by Americans in general.

Whereas it's standard fare in the UK and Eire.


Reckon it's the weather myself.

Paul
12-11-2011, 02:59 AM
How's this?

:brit

(You can find all the Smileys/Smilies/Emoticons here (http://absolutewrite.com/forums/misc.php?do=getsmilies&editorid=vB_Editor_001).)
he he.

ok, now we need an Irish humour alert...

(very similar, but involves a twinkle in the eye*)


*usually whiskey induced.

PorterStarrByrd
12-11-2011, 03:03 AM
One thing I did notice is how little sarcasm is used by Americans in general.

Whereas it's standard fare in the UK and Eire.



Used to be a lot better here until PC reared its ugly head. Now your messing with those who believe in "free speech" within severe limits

Never know who's feelings you are going to hurt.

Paul
12-11-2011, 03:04 AM
Can I have one for a Scottish humour alert?


I've noticed the humor is generally at a little higher level when scotch is involved.
ah.

I see trouble ahead....





:brit

mirandashell
12-11-2011, 03:17 AM
Brindle! Haven't seen you for ages. How you doing?

As for Scottish sense of humour...... isn't that just ripping the English?

mirandashell
12-11-2011, 03:19 AM
Oh sorry! Forgot the :brit


Now I'm going to hide before Scarlett arrives in her big boots......

Brindle MacWuff
12-11-2011, 03:39 AM
And so to bed. Bon nuit, AWers....

mirandashell
12-11-2011, 03:41 AM
Ah, m'dearie, I have been jet-setting about for work, but now I'm back to Auld Reekie, dampness, dark for most of the day, Twinings tea and chocolate hobnobs.

And yes, I must admit, ripping into the English does take up a large proportion of Jockish humour. It's the only antidote to the inate small-minded bitterness with which we are sometimes afflicted.

Still, musn't grumble! Are you well?


I'm fine, Brindle. Thank you. Still getting on with getting on.

BeatrixKiddo
12-13-2011, 07:31 AM
Does it make my sense of humor more American, British, Scottish, Irish, or French, if I giggle like a 12-year-old at the username and avie of "Brindle MacWuff"? (Best username ever.)

MacAllister
12-13-2011, 09:05 AM
Used to be a lot better here until PC reared its ugly head. Now your messing with those who believe in "free speech" within severe limits

Never know who's feelings you are going to hurt.

I'm not the government, this is a privately-owned space, and it's not incumbent upon me to ensure anyone's "free speech" -- so that claim is sort of ignorant, just on the face of it, isn't it?

Or did you mean "here in America"--in which case, which laws are curtailing your free speech, precisely? Or are you just suffering the slings and arrows of social pressure not to call people niggers and kikes and wops? Or maybe some scary feminist frowned at you, the last time you told that really funny joke about the perfect woman being waist-high, toothless, and sans vocal cords?

Otherwise? Yeah. It's just effing awful when you don't get to behave badly, then claim you were "just kidding...jeez, can't anyone take a joke anymore?"

If it's too PC here for you, PorterStarrByrd, you're a big boy. I'm sure you can show yourself out.

But taking too many of these potshots while you enjoy someone else's hospitality? That's just boorish.

KellyAssauer
12-13-2011, 04:29 PM
*Promises to stop frowning at PorterStarrByrd*

**Introverted, cynical, mixed ancestral, situationally American, more of an equalist than feminist, not quite right humor warning**

:D