“Peers in shallow lore”

A lovely exchange in the comments section of this Washington Post article:

A presumed Trump supporter. Hillary wants to do to American what Angela Merkel is doing now to Germany, by expanding Syrian Sunni Muslim immigration by over 500% per year. American women had better get used to wearing their burqas out when they go shopping if they don’t want to get raped by a dumpster behind Walmart. Gays and transgender types had better watch their backs as well. Why would any LGBT want to put a clone of Angela Merkel into the White house is beyond me?

An enlightened, fair-minded never-Trump commenter. If I called you deplorable, you would consider it a compliment. If I told you it’s spelled B-U-R-K-A, you would call me an “elite” as if being educated is a bad thing. If I pointed out Trump LIES, and doesn’t pay his contractors, you will deny actual facts and continue to believe the snake oil Trump sells will cure all of your ills as you hang out behind the dumpster at your local Walmart.

Someone tell me it’s trolling, satire or parody. This bit in particular is precious for its bottomless irony:

If I told you it’s spelled B-U-R-K-A, you would call me an “elite” as if being educated is a bad thing.

You have to belong to a 0.01% superelite to override Merriam-Webster! Interestingly, the “q” in “burqa” is a sensible transliteration of the corresponding sound in the Arab and Urdu words that gave birth to the English term.

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