Cyril Haearn wrote:Graham wrote:This topic will be shifted to the Tea Shop shortly.
Please try to avoid comments/"jokes" that may cause offence and involve moderator workload.
I though the *joke* was a bit off, not the sort one tells now
It is safest to use self-irony like Wilhelm Busch
Die Selbstkritik hat viel fuer sich..
It is good to practice self-criticism
People will think: he is so modest, so honest!
It also removes the need for others to criticise one
The best is: one may expect to be contradicted
So everyone will agree that the initial criticism is the opposite of the truth
Sorry for the translation, it is better in German
Self criticism? Some might call that fishing for compliments as the last couple of lines appear to confirm.