When Edgar accepted the service award on his sister’s behalf, the audience was unpleasantly surprised by his humorously inappropriate and facetious remarks. Edgar facetiously joked about his sister’s childhood temper tantrums: it was meant to be funny, but simply did not fit the serious occasion. The Master of Ceremonies approached Edgar at the reception and scolded him for his facetious, unsuitable remarks that had lessened the respect due his sister.
Quiz: When might a person be described as facetious?
- When they serve as a substitute for someone.
- When they try to be funny at the wrong time.
- When they win an award that is highly revered.