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1 hour ago, ColeBOzbourne said:

Snowflakes and those who are 'woke' are itching to meet their daily quota of using phrases like, "Deeply, Deeply Disturbing", and "I feel threatened by your micro-aggressions". Sarcasm opens the door, and they never pass up an opportunity. Then they run and hug their emotional-support animal and have a good cry. Their day wouldn't be complete without it.

Really, because my experience is that it is those who are on the right of the right of centre who are easily offended by sarcasm and don’t understand it.
 

It is because of such individuals that I now add a sarcasm alert into my posts because they are just itching to be offended.

 

Though given the nature of this thread you could just be being sarcastic in the above…

 

'Oh what a tangled web we weave/When first we practice to deceive'

 

Scott

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I read lots of posts that are obviously meant as sarcastic and find them very amusing, try to do the same myself yet so many replies from others seem to take them seriously. Only just joined the forum

Computers will understand sarcasm before Americans do. Geoffrey Hinton

Yep. This is the least 'street wise' forum I have ever come across. Also posters can't spot a troll and just believe almost everything they read. Very naive folk on here, who clearly don't venture out

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18 hours ago, alyx said:

Sarcasm is an art and not accessible to everyone whichever end one is on.

Add to this that readers tend to read in their own way and not in the way one has thought/written their sarcasm and you got the result: Confusion

Maybe a : ) or other emoticon of the kind ( if the latter is one ) would help

American chat sites sometimes use /s at the end of a sarcastic piece to signal the piece is … sarcastic.

 

The social media equivalent of canned laughter.

 

I see this foul practice and associate the /s symbol with ‘sad’

…. and will often pause, go out of my way to lash the poster mercilessly with my finest erudite born-and-bred native home-grown Pythonesque genuine sarcasm.
It never makes a dent.

Occasionally I’ll get an ‘Are you being sarcastic?’ but more often than not silence or a ‘?’.


They are beyond hope.

They had Joan Rivers and the technology to keep her alive at least in an AI/holographic form and blew it, choosing instead to steal The Office and convert it to slapstick.

 

As I get older and lazier I tend to resort to simple GIFS to indicate my displeasure to a particularly thick post.

 

My current fave …

 

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On 9/23/2021 at 9:24 AM, Johnny Mac said:

Very naive folk on here, who clearly don't venture out into the real world very often. It's very strange.

Are you serious...🧐

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46 minutes ago, BananaGuy said:

American chat sites sometimes use /s at the end of a sarcastic piece to signal the piece is … sarcastic.

 

The social media equivalent of canned laughter.

 

I see this foul practice and associate the /s symbol with ‘sad’

…. and will often pause, go out of my way to lash the poster mercilessly with my finest erudite born-and-bred native home-grown Pythonesque genuine sarcasm.
It never makes a dent.

Occasionally I’ll get an ‘Are you being sarcastic?’ but more often than not silence or a ‘?’.


They are beyond hope.

They had Joan Rivers and the technology to keep her alive at least in an AI/holographic form and blew it, choosing instead to steal The Office and convert it to slapstick.

 

As I get older and lazier I tend to resort to simple GIFS to indicate my displeasure to a particularly thick post.

 

My current fave …

 

F2B1094B-9849-42D3-A465-C95188F78679.gif

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Why is sarcasm necessary? Some people get sarcasm and some people don't. Why discriminate? If you don't like something someone says, be brave, be straightforward. Say what you mean and mean what you say.  That way you can never complain that your imbecilic efforts at sarcasm have been wasted.

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For many people on this forum English is a second language. So nuanced sarcasm can be difficult to understand unless one is a native speaker.

 

There are also people from all over the world. What is sarcastic to an English person might be offensive to an American and vice versa.

 

Finally, many people take life and themselves very seriously indeed. Frivolity, sarcasm and irony have no place in a serious world. Try your sarcasm in China or Russia and see how you go.

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9 hours ago, Mac Mickmanus said:

Are the continuous "Brown envelope" comments sarcasm or do people think they are being insightful and knowledgeable ?

The latter!   They also think that the comments are so original.

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4 hours ago, chilly07 said:

sarcasm being the lowest form of wit?

Just one old puff's opinion, so not a fact.  What he actually said was, "sarcasm is the lowest form of wit but the highest form of intelligence".

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1 hour ago, Scott Tracy said:

Why is sarcasm necessary? Some people get sarcasm and some people don't. Why discriminate? If you don't like something someone says, be brave, be straightforward. Say what you mean and mean what you say.  That way you can never complain that your imbecilic efforts at sarcasm have been wasted.

Well, that's no fun. 

The complexities should be balanced, as nature would have it. 

Some people don't get and never have. Some get it it and always have. And many more are indifferent and amused, as they don't give a rat's <deleted> one way or the other. 

 

The forced upon homogeny, regarding most everything, is dangerous path to explore. 

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you may forgot that many of the people here at TV/Aseannow are from many different countries and English may not be their 1st or their motherland language, some may have learned it at school and if I remember correctly schools don't teach slang and/or sarcasm..... also sarcasm and/or slang have different forms/meaning from different countries including but not exclusive to the UK vs the US vs Australia vs NZ etc..... and all are (or suppose to be) English speaking countries

 

BTW :  sarcasm intended  555

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10 hours ago, ezzra said:

Sarcasm is a form of communication art that need to be mastered before applied, sarcasm is a tool to say what you want to say without offending anyone and still deliver your message... 

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But you will always offend someone....

 

There are people who live to be offended, which is hilarious as being offended by what someone says means you value their opinion.

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It's the lowest form of wit, so you're probably getting roasted for a general lack of effort.

Try posting with "Yakkety Sax" as an attached .wav file, Benny's signature tune automatically makes everything funnier.

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