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JusJoJan#31: Facetious, Sarcastic, or Just Plain Silly with a Confession by Steve Martin

Today is the last day of Just Jot it January. I think I participated in all but a couple of days which is good for me. Thank you to our host Linda Hill for originating and organizing this annual event and thank you to Susan for today’s prompt: facetious.

Looking up the prompt, because I knew it meant funny, but wasn’t quite sure how, I found this definition:

“treating serious issues with deliberately inappropriate humor; flippant.”

Sometimes we need to be facetious so as to not take ourselves and the world too seriously. Humor is important. But we also have to be careful which serious issues we’re being facetious about.

I prefer facetious to sarcastic. Sarcasm often seems dishonest and confusing to me. Makes me wonder if I’m on some kind of a spectrum. Anyway, as I’ve mentioned before, my favorite kind of humor is silly, like Steve Martin. I remember watching him make this difficult confession on Johnny Carson in 1978. 😉

For more facetious jottings and a link to Susan’s blog, click HERE.