My father prefers my slyly subtle humour to the kick-you-in-the-face-unless-you-think-I’m-funny obviousness of my last post and, since I mostly write this blog for his enjoyment and critique, I suppose I should acquiesce. Honestly, I’ve never really thought of myself or my humour as subtle (I was once caught staring at Ryan O’Byrne’s “package” … totally worth it) and am rather tickled.
To celebrate the occasion I am awarding myself with a new nickname. “Subtle Sarah”.
Subtle Sarah certainly has a nice ring to it and I have high hopes that the nickname will take over for the “Tubby Tabby” and “Chunky Monkey” monikers I have had since my oh-so-terrible teens. Some may say that the use of “Subtle” in a nickname is, in fact, the opposite of subtlety … and they would be right! But who cares about right when there is alliteration? (This is rhetorical. Please do not answer. Seriously. Just don’t.)
I would like to take a moment to say that alliteration adoration and assonance admiration are perfectly respectable traits. True story.
Now, back to my point, which I shall subtly convey.
I am funnier when I am not obvious.
… Is it still subtle if I tell it to you straight? Or can I just pretend I am being Ironic? … And is that the proper use of Irony?
I miss school.
Regardless, “Subtle Sarah”. Remember it. I won’t answer to anything else.
PS. If you don’t like the overtly funny, what did you think of my HP Knock, Knock joke? Signed, Curious.