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Aha! That's the answer. People often do that.

A/k/a being facetious to throw the third term into the mix.

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He calls himself "the Garden State's leading violist da gamba," ... comparable to being ruler of an exceptionally small duchy. Newark (NJ) Star Ledger ( )
If there's anything I like, it's a sarcastic SOB.

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I copied and pasted yesterday also and I have no idea how I more than once yesterday got only 32 hits.

All I can say is that the same thing has happened to me and other people, at other times. There are other inexplicable irregularities in those numbers, and taken together, they mean we can't rely on Google counts to prove much of anything.

Other than, perhaps, the heat death of the universe..r

A pessimist sees the glass as half empty.
An optometrist asks whether you see the glass
more full like this?...or like this?
If there's anything I like, it's a sarcastic SOB.

Sarcasm you vant? Try this (very long!):
http://aman.members.sonic.net/j-accuse.html
(I had to call it "satire," because the federal cretins wouldn't know what "sarcasm" means.)
Best read as a downloaded file.

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Old Sarcastic SOB
Possibly, but even when speaking to another Brit he'd be unlikely to use the word "irony" in that context. If he really wanted to stress that he was aiming for humour rather than cruelty, he'd find some more explicit way of putting that across.

As in a recent email exchange I had with a colleague, where he said "I hope you weren't being insulting when you said ...". I replied - "No. When I'm being insulting you'll be in no doubt about it".
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Someone ends a paragraph with "You don't often associate California with good looking women." Later some Californian pretends to be ... him that he was kidding in the first sentence, but was the first sentence sarcasm? Is sarcasm the right word?

Sarcasm is intended to be cruel and cutting.
So if the person is talking to a Californian, especially a female one, it probably is sarcasm.
Somehow, I'm not sure. Offhand, it seems to me, that sarcasm is a negative statement expressed in positive-sounding words. His first sentence would have been a positive statement in negative-souding words.   What does one call that? I don't know what one calls that, but it doesn't seem like sarcasm to me.

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If there's anything I like, it's a sarcastic SOB.

Sarcasm you vant? Try this (very long!): http://aman.members.sonic.net/j-accuse.html (I had to call it "satire," because the federal cretins wouldn't know what "sarcasm" means.) Best read as a downloaded file.

=46ascinating. Did Ms Reno reply or repent?
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Robin=20
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Herts, England=20
Thanks. Well. Somehow my language preferences are gone but my ... how I more than once yesterday got only 32 hits.

All I can say is that the same thing has happened to me and other people, at other times. There are other inexplicable irregularities in those numbers, and taken together, they mean we can't rely on Google counts to prove much of anything.

I guess not.
I'm glad I was never into that count thing anyhow.

I thought it didn't report on languages because one of the search terms was site:uk , so I took that out but nothing changed.

Yet in another search a few minutes later, it did list the languages I had chosen.

Posters should say where they live, and for which area they are asking questions. I was born and then lived in Western Pa. 10 years
Indianapolis 7 years
Chicago 6 years
Brooklyn, NY 12 years
Baltimore 26 years
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Sarcasm you vant? Try this (very long!): http://aman.members.sonic.net/j-accuse.html (I ... know what "sarcasm" means.) Best read as a downloaded file.

Fascinating. Did Ms Reno reply or repent?

No reply from that horrible harridan with the Hitler haircut. And morally too corrupt to repent.

~~~ Reinhold {Rey} Aman ~~~