Insult

Insult

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. An insult (also called a slur, scoff, slight or putdown) is an expression, statement (or sometimes behavior) which is considered degrading and offensive. Insults (sometimes called "cracks" "remarks" or one-liners) may be intentional or accidental. An example of the latter is a well-intended simple explanation, which in fact is superfluous, but is given due to underestimating the intelligence or knowledge of the other.Lacan considered insults a primary form of social interaction, central to the imaginary order - 'a situation that is symbolised in the "Yah-boo, so are you" of the transitivist quarrel, the original form of aggressive communication'.Erving Goffman points out that every 'crack or remark set up the possibility of a counter-riposte, topper, or squelch, that is, a comeback'. He cites the example of possible interchanges at a dance in a school gym:show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 136g
  • Volutpress
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136264242
  • 9786136264240