We agree there are two layers to this piece:
- Layer One: what the words say. ("It's not nice to show off.")
- Layer Two: the satirical meaning of the piece ("Let's mock people who think that showing knowledge or intelligence is rude.")
- Layer Three: but really, don't you also know people who don't know when to shut up? Doesn't the "author" have a legitimate point, even though "she" takes it rather farther than you'd take it?
What do you think?