B: I have a friend. He’s a great guy, but he’s kind of sensitive. I’ve put my foot in it several times writing something stupid on social media.
A: Yes, you have to be careful. When you are face to face, there are all kinds of expressions and facial cues that people can pick up on. Emojis don’t always cut it.
B: I’ve learned not to rib him about things unless we’re speaking in person. He doesn’t always understand that I’m joking. It often leads to some rather testy exchanges.
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（Paul Cooper, Taipei Times／台北時報林俐凱譯）
To rib someone
This means to tease or joke with someone, generally in a playful – not malicious – way.
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