28 June 2013 @ 04:12 pm
Classified Ads Weekend - Two from 1865  
lincoln

sarcasm
 
 
 
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Miss Tia's Journal: arty memisstiajournal on June 28th, 2013 09:18 pm (UTC)
Only $75 to catch John Wilkes Booth?!!

And I LOVE LOVE LOVE that second ad!! "Sarcasm and indifference have driven me from you."
mellzie_1963: madmenmellzie_1963 on June 28th, 2013 09:28 pm (UTC)
$1,071.43 in 2013 dollars, but still seems like a small amount.

Yeah, J.A.R. sounds like a real jerkwad. I hope he didn't get the paper that day, and Emelie sailed alone!
Miss Tia's Journal: arty memisstiajournal on June 28th, 2013 09:40 pm (UTC)
VERY small amount!! Ah, wait, now I read the whole thing---d'oh! "...in addition to the sum already offered." ! Ah, yeah!! Much better! I believe they were offering quite a bit.

I dunno why Emelie was giving J.A.R. another chance!
Женьщина-Адъвокатъ: Кроваткаbabusik on June 28th, 2013 09:37 pm (UTC)
I think J.A.R. is a scrub, but...I had no idea that "sarcasm" was such an alienating sentiment. Or maybe it was one of those words...like "irony". In high school we spent a whole day in English class defining it. Maybe she missed her "sarcasm" day in school. Alas, we'll never know. So sad.
mellzie_1963: madmenmellzie_1963 on June 28th, 2013 09:53 pm (UTC)
I suspect that being sarcastic was considered a very cold and rude way of behaving in the 1860s.

That said...Em wasn't above being a bit snarky herself--that line about him preferring to remain behind "to wound some other loving heart" was quite b*tchy.
Виталий Е. Ермолин, студент холодных водseminarist on June 28th, 2013 11:47 pm (UTC)
A little sarcasm now and again is wholesome, but if Emily was getting back sarcasm and indifference exclusively, she did the right thing to leave J. A. R. Imagine a person who slights and mocks you by turns. Of course we shall never know the other side of the story.
Linda: Wrong Thingslindapendant on June 29th, 2013 12:23 am (UTC)
'You have pushed me away, and I'm really pissed, and I semi-despise you, but please do consider crossing the ocean to start a new life with me.'

Sigh.
Man Writing Slash: Sammy is SRS BZNSwrite_light on June 29th, 2013 12:25 am (UTC)
Emilie Dearest,
Oh, how I LONG to spend weeks at sea with you. That sounds like SUCH fun. Be sure to get ME a ticket as well - I can't WAIT to spend more time in close quarters.
"Yours",
J. A. R.
Mike: Boss Croker inflatedprogbear on June 29th, 2013 01:13 am (UTC)
[dies of laughter]

If there was a contest for Best Reply to a Posting, you would win.
Виталий Е. Ермолин, студент холодных водseminarist on June 29th, 2013 02:25 am (UTC)
Yes!
Disco citizen: Gene Huntteamrodent on June 29th, 2013 06:02 am (UTC)
I take it ol' Jarhead slept on the poopdeck.
Ronch Ronch Ronch: Kate Beaton: What a Cock.sandoz_iscariot on June 29th, 2013 01:13 am (UTC)
A Goat with a Warning: oolah pinkmeleth on June 29th, 2013 03:41 am (UTC)
"Abraham Lincoln, late President of the United States" strikes me, for some reason, as incredibly funny.
branwynn: Lemonadebranwynn on June 29th, 2013 02:33 pm (UTC)
Go Emelie!
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