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Double edged sword of double entendre

Oct 11, 1996 11:54 PM
by Keith Price

>> Ann,
>> I was wondering if anyone on this list would know whom I was referring to.
>>  He was my favorite TV hero when I was a little kid.
>> Chuck the Heretic
>You were a child?  I thought you were hatched!! (g)
Kid (n). A baby goat.  So, Chucky as a babe(f) must be a Nanny Goat.

Har har.  (Oh dear)

Alan :-)

Keith Price:

Watching Robert Altman's READY TO WEAR about the soulessness and black magic
power of glamour, murder and intrigue in the fashion industry provided an
unsuspected insight.  The major conversational tools of this group of the
"beautiful" people are the sarcasm, the pun, the double entendre and the like.

I myself admire these devices and use them frequently.   As in the movie, these
word games provide a sense of identification of brotherhood of "knowing", but
not telling directly.  It provides quick, deceptive signals among players who
play fast and mean.

I think motive is imporant and hard to discern and easily misinterpreted.   Pun
for instance can be used to express connection and frienship or be sly ennuendo
and put-downs for the purpose of building myself up at the expense of others.
If you can't see expressiona and body language, it is hard to tell the
difference between a verbal stab and tickle.

I myself have realized, that the worst form of sarcasm is spiritual sarcasm and
confessing love and friendship in a kind of forced matter  to do or say what is
expected, appropriate, and professional (if in that setting).  Do white lies of
love count?  Probably, but not much.  Definite sarcastic professions of
affection are the most twisted of emotional karma.  The double edge sword of the
double entendre and sarcasm are powerful at cutting both ways.  They cut the
victim and the perpetrator ( the victim only feels a temporary twinge, but the
perpetrator may carry this as a festerin, growing habit that creates long, long,
karma to work out.

I plan to be more careful about having only humourous, friendly or honest motive
when using these tools., I will try to be more understanding and suspect only
humorous or friendly  motives of others who use these word games unless I have
clear reason to otherwise.

I think so much of the occult tradition is involved with the symbolic, the
blinds, the double meanings, the symbol as subtitute for something larger. Thus
I think it is probably expected that we like word games.

Keith Price

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