By Biologyfacepalm - 03/03/2014 19:58 - United States
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The general rule is that if the adjective is one syllable you use -er or -est, if it has two or more syllables you use more or most. It's not a hard and fast rule (i.e., most of use would not say 'funner') and it can also vary by region or dialect. The more you know :)
Especially when written without putting a massive amount of emphasis on the sarcastic part. "I'm ashamed of my generation" shows absolutely no sign of sarcasm, especially when one considers how popular this particular statement is. It'd be like someone saying nothing else than "Obama is such a terrible president", then complaining when people don't get that it was meant sarcastically.
^Exactly. Don't expect people to be mind readers about your particular brand of vague sarcasm, when plenty of people say stupid shit like that seriously. ESPECIALLY when people say it as a way to backtrack after they've been called out on a bad comment. Common sense. It's easier if you say something in a typically sarcastic way, or if you want clarity, use some sort of symbol to denote sarcasm. Of course some people in the community don't immediately see sarcasm after it's been so abused by clumsy users.
@13 I thought that it was always the older generation that complained about the newer generation. Our generation isn't "doomed", those in our generation are generally still young, most of us are still teens and young adults. It's mostly because we're young that we say and do dumb things, as we get older we'll gain experience and become wiser. I know that my parents did some pretty stupid and crazy stuff when they were younger. There's even a scientific explanation for this; the prefrontal cortex of the brain, which is responsible for judgement, emotional regulation etc. isn't fully developed until about 25. There's a reason for the saying, "in order to be old and wise you have to be young and stupid" because it's true, wisdom comes with age and experience, which often involve stupid mistakes that people learn from.
There's no way its sarcasm anyway. If it was sarcasm he would be trying to say he is proud of his generation... which doesn't make any sense to the fml. He could have said "I love my generation." THAT would have been sarcasm. no one seems to know what sarcasm is these days...
I haven't been on here for a long time, and I forgot how you will get buried for any tiny thing you say. For everyone's information, my second comment was the sarcasm, not the first--I will admit that it's difficult to notice sarcasm strictly through writing without some sort of inficator, but in my defense, why would I say "swag" when my opinion of such things was implied with the first comment--and I didn't know the first comment was overused. A lot of people say stupid things or just troll to get a reaction out of people, so I don't bother to look at the comments. Ergo, I wouldn't have seen someone say that before. That applies to any website; I don't read comments often. I don't expect sympathy or empathy; I'm just explaining myself. If you're still reading: enjoy your stay on FML.
Well then, the problem was really simple: You waited a measly 4(!) minutes to decide that people didn't get that your swag-statement was sarcastic. Nobody had commented on it yet, hardly anyone even had time to see it, yet you still complained about people not getting it. And exactly that is behaviour that gets you downvoted into oblivion. BTW: The swag statement is the only one of yours that actually got accepted by the people on here, simply because we understood that it was sarcastic. I'd suggest two things for the future, if you wish to grace this comment section with your presence once again: Firstly, don't get so overly defensive when it seems as if people don't agree with or simply don't like your comment. By starting a fight with them you're only making things worse. Secondly, don't take these things to heart. Everybody writes some unpopular comments from time to time, it's normal to have some that get downvoted for hardly any reason. Just move on when that happens.
it wasn't like my sister and I were making terrible grades, my parents just thought the things we did in school was interesting and it gave them a chance to offer encouragement which usually turned into conversation. Most parents of high school kids wish their kids would open up, my parents had a solution.
I even showed my mum some homework or projects in college. it was great especially if it was a subject I was passionate about, she learnt new stuff and I got to talk out, helping me to remember it. My mum was a big influence on me at school and for some homeworks like math, which wasn't her strong point, I would teach her what we did in class and she would then be able to help me if I struggled. I think parents should be involved with school/home work.
And I thought the guy who forgot his name during a presentation in my class was pretty bad