Monday, December 28, 2009

irony and humour; Why do we get it(and why doesn't everyone?)

I read this article on the success of the BIXI bicycle system in Montreal. Rene Bruemmer sardonically bemoaned that the streets were now crowded with other cyclists, not just him.

Some of the comments indicate that people didn't get the irony. How is it that we can decode that? Is it something in our psyche?

"If I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country."
-E.M. Forster