[Ads-l] satyr = satirist?

Joel Berson berson at ATT.NET
Wed May 17 07:49:23 EDT 2017


Perhaps this someone had in mind satyr sense 1.c: "The confusion between the words satiric and satyric gave rise to the notion that the satyrs who formed the chorus of the Greek satyric drama had to deliver ‘satirical’ speeches. Hence, in the 16–17th c., the frequent attribution to the satyrs of censoriousness as a characteristic quality. See also SATIRE n. 4."

Or was he looking for a two-for-one: an off-color comedian?

Joel


      From: James A. Landau <JJJRLandau at NETSCAPE.COM>
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At a committee meeting to plan an upcoming brunch, someone said that we needed a humorous rather than a serious speaker.  His words were, "We need a comedian or a satyr".

Off-topic:  a woman describing a wedding said, "all the bridesmaids and all the groomsmaids..."

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