While I was reading an interesting thread of “Is the Chinese Language dead?”, I came across some interesting words and I would like to share them with you.

 

Facetious = not meant to be taken seriously; amusing; humorous; bantering; 詼諧的; 滑稽的; 風趣的; 開玩笑的 

 

For example:

He meant this to be a facetious remark, so don’t take it seriously. 

 

Tongue in cheek = ironically; as a joke; 不認真的; 不能當真的; 諷刺的; 開玩笑的 

 

For example:

Was he saying it with tongue in cheek when he said that he would leave his family?

 

George stated his comment about blondes do not have brains was just tongue in cheek.

 

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By the way, there are some really amusing comments posted on this thread.  If you are interested, this is the link.

http://community.travelchinaguide.com/forum2.asp?i=35999

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