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Old 10-03-2011, 10:57 AM   #2577
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Originally Posted by nti_hazard88 View Post
--- Public Service Announcement/Request ---

Can we please stop putting "funny story" or "this was funny" or "I found this funny" in front of stories? You know when people say that to you in real life conversations? And then they only manage to invoke that sick "wtf" feeling followed by you faking a smile or light chuckle? I won't speak for everyone, but that's what most of the stories that have those "this is funny" statements do to me.

Look, I'm not saying to stop posting stories, but I think it's better to let the reader decide if it's funny. Best part is, if it's NOT funny, you don't sound like an idiot. And if it IS funny, well, you've made some clever remarks and/or someone was entertained by your story --- and you DIDN'T HAVE TO TELL THEM BEFOREHAND! I know what the forum's title says, but honestly, most of these stories are more "slightly entertaining 'headshake' or 'eyeroll' stories -- which I'm OK with -- but you don't need to try and label it as "funny", ESPECIALLY if it isn't.

Flame+troll suit on.

Ladies and gentlemen I give you... anal retentive semantics!
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