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used in Do You Speak American?

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a way of making fun of people or ideas — often through exaggeration


a skit, essay, play, film or other literary work that uses such humor
  • Recently La Cucaracha has emerged as the title and chief character, a human-size cockroach, of a satirical cartoon strip syndicated in more than sixty American newspapers.
    five — Hispanic Immigration: Reconquest or Assimilation? (10% in)
  • The idea of reconquest was deftly satirized by Jim Lehrer in the 1966 novel Viva Max, made into a film with Peter Ustinov, which imagined a bored Mexican general marching troops to San Antonio and retaking the Alamo.
    five — Hispanic Immigration: Reconquest or Assimilation? (7% in)
  • Inspired by Jane Austen's novel Emma, Heckerling deftly satirized the speech and lifestyle of rich teens in Los Angeles.
    seven — Language from a State of Change (21% in)
  • That is apparent in the language, as is the satirical send-up of it.
    eight — Teaching Computers to Speak American (97% in)

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