Originally, satire was a literary form in which the author used irony
, and allied rhetorical devices to express indignation against perceived social vices, follies, or oppressions, and to hold the perpetrators up to ridicule and contempt. In the heyday of the National Lampoon
, satire meant calling somebody an asshole
. Currently, it consists of people submitting definitions to Urban Dictionary
in which they call each other gay
, or both.
I'd rather be gay and retarded than the sort of person whose idea of satire is calling someone else gay and retarded. I'd be more likely to get laid.