Ask the Village Idiot


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“It’s sarcasm, Josh.”


“It’s from the Greek, sarkasmos. To bite the lips. It means that you aren’t really saying what you mean, but people will get your point. I invented it, Bartholomew named it.”

“Well, if the village idiot named it, I’m sure it’s a good thing.”

“There you go, you got it.”

“Got what?”


“No, I meant it.”

“Sure you did.”

“Is that sarcasm?”

“Irony, I think.”

“What’s the difference?”

“I haven’t the slightest idea.”

“So you’re being ironic now, right?”

“No, I really don’t know.”

“Maybe you should ask the idiot.”

“Now you’ve got it.”



Christopher Moore “Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal”

Again, a book that one should not read if one is easily offended, particularly when it comes to religion. For anyone else, who appreciates the genius of “Monty Python’s Life of Brian”, “Lamb” is a must read. Another book that made me laugh out loud. Great dialogs like the one above that tickle your brain and your humor.


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