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haircutThis story by Ring Lardner shows how can be used to point out problems in society. A small town barber talks about a dead customer who he says “had a kind heart, but just liked to have fun with people.” We hope you can see that the man was not kind at all!

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(n: satire, noncount) A way of using humor (through irony, sarcasm, ridicule, etc.) to show that someone or something is foolish, weak, bad, etc. 7000