Definitions

Irony – The use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning. A technique of indicating an intention or attitude opposite to that which is actually stated.

Sarcasm – A sharp, bitter, or cutting expression or remark; a bitter gibe or taunt. In sarcasm, ridicule or mockery is used harshly, often crudely and contemptuously, for destructive purposes.

Fake News – Deliberately publish hoaxes, propaganda, and disinformation purporting to be real news—often using social media to drive web traffic and amplify their effect.

News Satire – A type of parody presented in a format typical of mainstream journalism, and called a satire because of its content. News satire has been around almost as long as journalism itself. News satire relies heavily on irony and deadpan humor.

Realpolitik – Politics based on practical and material factors rather than on theoretical or ethical objectives.

Vexillology – The scientific study of the history, symbolism and usage of flags or, by extension, any interest in flags in general.

TravelR – A small stuffed Moose who is using irony, sarcasm, Fake News, News Satire, Realpolitik and Vexillology to rule the world. See More TravelR Here.

 

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