Sarcasm is “a sharp, bitter, or cutting expression or remark; a bitter jibe or taunt.” Though irony and understatement is usually the immediate context, most authorities distinguish sarcasm from irony; however, others argue that sarcasm may or often does involve irony or employs ambivalence.
etymology: From Late Latin sarcasmus Ancient Greek σαρκασμός “a sneer” σαρκάζειν “gnash the teeth (in anger), literally, to strip off the flesh” σάρξ “flesh”.
In sarcasm, ridicule or mockery is used harshly, often crudely and contemptuously, for destructive purposes. It may be used in an indirect manner, and have the form of irony, as in “What a fine musician you turned out to be!” or it may be used in the form of a direct statement, “You couldn't play one piece correctly if you had two assistants.” The distinctive quality of sarcasm is present in the spoken word and manifested chiefly by vocal intonation ..
Hostile, critical comments may be expressed in an ironic way, such as saying "don't work too hard" to a lazy worker. The use of irony introduces an element of humour which may make the criticism seem more polite and less aggressive. Sarcasm can frequently be unnoticed in print form, oftentimes requiring the intonation or tone of voice to indicate the quip..etc...wikipedia.
* see WS HERE You can visit my choice with small crop! limited to the same image in the laboratory
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ChrisJ (104127) 2011-11-25 6:34
Wonderful warm cold color contrasts between the blue & red, with nice distorted reflections, & excellent light contrasts & saturation. Effective tight framing here! Have a great weekend!
carlosmarin (11954) 2011-11-25 12:02
in addition to your last notes of etymology and meaning of certain words, well chosen, I like your new photo of detail of the boat and its reflection in the sea.
The colors are beautiful and the reflections too.
Your WS is very well worked, and the colors are enhanced.
kordinator (20145) 2011-11-25 13:22
Fine scene with this piece of bout you captured.
Colors and light are excellent.
vasilpro (41099) 2011-11-26 10:17
Γεια σου Γεώργιε,
πολύ όμορφες οι τρεις τελευταίες σου φωτογραφίες με τις βαρκούλες και τις όμορφες χρωματιστές αντανακλάσεις στα νερά του Παγασητικού.
Να περάσεις ένα όμορφο Σαββατοκύριακο, Βασίλης.
maloutim (9639) 2011-11-27 21:08
I like your series of bright-coloured boats in the harbour, with their reflections in the water.
The choice of close crop of the bow is a good one.
I also like your WS very much, and think you could have posted it as the main picture, but supppose you preferred to be honest with reality ? You did well in cropping out the unwanted elements on the top right, and saturating the colours, which are a little over-exposed on the original, I suppose.
Interesting note about "Sarcasm" ! But what has it got to do with the boat, or is the type of boat called like that ? And if so, why ?
TFS and have a good day !
jemaflor (89347) 2011-11-28 2:44
Another good one about lovely reflections and colourful traditionnal boat, well framed, vivid coors and beautiful brightness, tfs.
Cricri (111339) 2011-11-29 10:05
Grand spécialiste des reflets, de l'amour des bateaux, superbe réflexions du bateaux très colorées
adramad (40602) 2011-11-29 15:09
Fantastic vertical composition, which allows fully see the bow of the boat and its wonderful reflections, the image has a good light that enhances the brightness of the water themselves, a gorgeous color and sharpness, I like.
Angshu (56568) 2011-11-29 22:23
Your pictures take a different meaning when read in conjunction with your note. The colours are good & bright & so are the reflections
- Copyright: Georgios Topas (TopGeo) (38208)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-10-08
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Transportation, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon EOS450D, Canon 18-55 mm EF-S, Polarizer Hoya 62 mm
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/160 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2011-11-25 5:58