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What Is Satire?

Satire is a genre of literature, and sometimes graphic and performing arts, in which vices, follies, abuses, and shortcomings are held up to ridicule, ideally with the intent of shaming individuals, corporations, government, or society itself into improvement. Although satire is usually meant to be humorous, its greater purpose is often constructive social criticism, using wit to draw attention to both particular and wider issues in society.

Keep On Digging:

Over the last week, an individual launched, what he called satire on social media. The very first post was aimed squarely at myself. I can take criticism, or have a good old laugh with the next person, but when there are underlying reasons for taking an unfounded swipe, I’ll react.

To that person:

Keep digging your hole. The legal letter heading your way will soon cause rapid infill when your bowels involuntarily open. You shouldn’t have tried to be a clever arse with unnecessary mockery of myself. You don’t know me, I don’t know you. So, I don’t understand the piss-take wrapped up in your version of unfunny satire. Unless of course, it was because of one of your associates, who might just find their local advertising potential quashed. But, never mind. I’ll have the last laugh. Let that be a lesson to you.

You might be good on drums, but I’m better on the keyboard. And that my friend, is satire.

Gilbert:

I can set a braggart quailing with a quip,
The upstart I can wither with a whim;
He may wear a merry laugh upon his lip,
But his laughter has an echo that is grim!

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