Why are you so intimidated by women?:
i·ro·ny (r-n, r-)
n., pl. i·ro·nies.
1.The use of words to express something different from and often opposite to their literal meaning.
2.An expression or utterance marked by a deliberate contrast between apparent and intended meaning.
3.A literary style employing such contrasts for humorous or rhetorical effect. See Synonyms at wit1.
1.Incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs: "Hyde noted the irony of Ireland's copying the nation she most hated" (Richard Kain).
2.An occurrence, a result, or a circumstance notable for such incongruity. See Usage Note at ironic.
1.A cutting, often ironic remark intended to wound.
2.A form of wit that is marked by the use of sarcastic language and is intended to make its victim the butt of contempt or ridicule.
3.The use of sarcasm. See Synonyms at wit1.
Just chill: women make good Linguists as well as excellent Aikidoka.
I would love to train with you!
[Edited by Cas Long on August 31, 2000 at 06:55am]