Mockery Lome, Togo West Africa Monday, July 23, 2007
Moquerie in French and Mockery in English.
Easy to ignore in Asia where I do not understand any words, and annoying in Africa where I understand half.
There is something primitive about being mocked, somehow, someway language has stopped working and primal value systems take over.
Jealousy and Mockery are brother and sister, and sarcasm is a cousin, and the bully is the father, with gossip the wife.
Mockery is a form of communication that is done with an audience of peers. It requires the recipient to either be naïve, confused, or incapable of understanding the language, culture, or mannerisms of the other people involved. It is a form of cultural abuse.
A cultural delicacy to be observed, but is not to be eaten.