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barth
Posted on Wednesday, March 24, 2004 - 05:33 am:   

so have i been using the word "droll" incorrectly my whole life? i always thought it meant "dry" (as in wit) or deadpan sarcastic.

but dictionary.com tells me: "droll stands lower on the scale, having reference to persons or things which excite laughter by their buffoonery or oddity. A laughable incident; a comical adventure; a droll story."

my definition is almost the opposite. help me, obi wan kenobi!

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