Me? Sarcastic?!

The Sarcasm Society:

Sarcasm usually requires a quick wit, and the ability to extract the minutest points of weakness in a conversation. So it is quite unlikely that it is the lowest form of humor as some would like to call it. Perhaps not being able to enjoy sarcasm is directly related to not having the ability to come up with sarcastic comments, which in turn creates a feeling of inadequacy…
Now I know what most of you are going to say, and I cannot wait to hear from each and every one of you.

The author provides How To Be Sarcastic: A Beginners Guide for you deprived souls who need some practice.

Sarcasm can be difficult in non-verbal communication, often construed as an insult or being incomprehensible if not explicit about your intention. Online Sarcasm describes methods most of us are familiar with, such as using an emoticon (which I loath):

However, be forewarned that the chances of your emoticons successfully communicating your intentions are entirely dependant on the quality of your sardonicity, as well as the opposite party’s ability to comprehend sarcasm.

I still propose the Sarcasm Point though¡

2 Replies to “Me? Sarcastic?!”

  1. I get in trouble from two different angles:

    1. when folks confuse my sarcasm for sincerity.
    2. when folks confuse my sincerity for sarcasm.

    Oh, about the Sarcasm Point… what a great idea.¡

  2. I’m not SARCASTIC… I have a DISEASE…. It just SOUNDS like I’m sarcastic… jeeeeeeeez!

    Haha steve, when that happens usually the person will say to me “really?” and I reply as politely as I can “of course not ‘really’, idiot”.

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