Poe’s Law

Poe’s Law states that without complete disclosure that what are you are writing is satire and should not be taken seriously, no matter how outlandish and exaggerated ones writing may seem, it can and will however be taken literally by some persons on the internet. Clear explanation of the writer’s intent must always be given for there is a certainty that some readers will mistake the article for a sincere expression. Poe’s Law is a recent development coinciding with the development and mainstream adaptation usage of the internet however its core message dates back much earlier.

A Modest Proposal was a piece written by Jonathan Swift in 1729 with proposed that the poor eat their own children to ease their suffering. This essay was written with the full intent to raise a point through the use of satirical irony, however at the time it was met with confusion and outrage as many members of the public took the proposal literally.  A Modest Proposal is no doubt not the first time that a satirical piece was mistaken for a genuine article however given the content of the essay it definitely had some of the worst possible consequences. Given this human nature and the fact that satire is actually one of the hardest writing styles to portray to the reader I present to you the following disclaimer.

This is my Blog, There are many like it but this one is mine 🙂 But in seriousness -Any resemblance to persons or event is entirely coincidental or is intended purely as a satire, parody or spoof of such persons or event and is not intended to communicate any true or factual information about that person or event. This blog is NOT intended for a mature, sophisticated and discerning audience. The writings on the following page are the delusional ramblings of a Madman and are not meant to be taken seriously by anyone. If you take offence to anything I say go and kill yourself.

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