chortle

Purpose: chortle over an individual, thing, or the world in general
Synonyms: none

SYNTAX EXAMPLES
1. chortle 1. chortle
2. chortle <thing> 2. chortle statue
3. chortle <n>.<thing> 3. chortle 2.statue
4. chortle <modifier> 4. chortle sarcastically
5. chortle <thing> <modifier> 5. chortle statue sarcastically
6. chortle <modifier> <thing> 6. chortle sarcastically statue
7. chortle <modifier> <n>.<thing> 7. chortle sarcastically 2.statue
8. chortle <n>.<thing> <modifier> 8. chortle 2.statue sarcastically

USE:

  1. Use form one to chortle indiscriminately, for instance, over everything in a room.
  2. Use form two when there's no possible ambiguity. In the example, there's only one statue present.
  3. Use form three when there are many instances of <thing> present, and you want to chortle over one of them in particular.
  4. Use forms four through eight to add a modifier, typically an intensifying adverb, to the verb.
  5. Use forms four through eight to add a modifier, typically an intensifying adverb, to the verb.
  6. Use forms four through eight to add a modifier, typically an intensifying adverb, to the verb.
  7. Use forms four through eight to add a modifier, typically an intensifying adverb, to the verb.
  8. Use forms four through eight to add a modifier, typically an intensifying adverb, to the verb.

As is typical of most TriadCity commands, Chortle searches for <thing> in a specific order, starting with the room you're in, then your worn or wielded equipment, then your inventory. So, if there's a box in the room, and a box in your inventory, the command "chortle box" will refer to the one in the room, not your inventory. You'd need to use "chortle 2.box" for the latter.

Chortle can be modified with an arbitrary word of your choice. Usually you'll use an intensifying adverb as shown in the examples above. Note that Chortle does not use this modifier as a search specifier when looking for <thing>. Instead Chortle displays this modifier via the Game channel. Thus you can "chortle snottily", "chortle maliciously", and so on. You can also "chortle 18373649" or "chortle toothpaste-like", so, please don't. It's up to you to get the syntax right.