Posts tagged “sarcasm”

  1. Gretchen McCulloch's previous linguistics columns for The Toast can be found here. They are all perfect. Sarcasm. It's an Essential Part of a Healthy Breakfast™, but it's also "dangerous", especially in writing. What if ~no one~ gets that u are being sarcastic. this is literally the most srs bsns question ever. Right, okay, that's probably enough of the sarcasm voice. The point is, we can speak sarcastically by rolling our eyes or using a…

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  2. FAQ: Sarcasm

    Q: What is sarcasm? A: The American Heritage Dictionary defines sarcasm as, "a stone coffin, often inscribed or decorated with sculpture." Q: That sounds like the definition for "sarcophagus." A: Indeed! But that's sarcasm: You asked me a question, and instead of giving you a straight answer, I deflected it with a joke. You just failed to pick up on it. Way to go!…

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