Saturday

It's (Not) Hilarious!

This does not even rise to the level of a "pet peeve", rather it's just a truism I have observed. 

When I see something described as "hilarious" on the Internet, I have learned to avoid it. While the Merriam-Webster definition is "extremely funny", invariably, a more accurate description might be "mildly amusing", and I don't really have time for mildly amusing.

Remember Vizzini in the Princess Bride? He would declare "Inconceivable!" when his plans kept getting fouled up - to the point where Inigo Montoya says "You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."

"Hilarious" is kinda like that. See if I am right.


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