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Sarcasm needs a font......

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posted on Sep, 2 2019 @ 10:02 AM
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originally posted by: elkabong57
a reply to: Bigburgh

God bless the Swedish chef. We could use his wisdom in these trying times.

Also, having a specific typeface for sarcasm--at least for me, a simple /s is sufficient. This is the most meaningful thing I am likely to say today. Carry on.


This is mine...


More...




posted on Sep, 2 2019 @ 10:12 AM
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a reply to: JustJohnny

Hahaaaaa...
The Mark Of The SARC keyboard.



posted on Sep, 2 2019 @ 10:15 AM
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a reply to: JustJohnny

The upper lower case mix is used on some forums.

ThIs iS sArCAsM.

But I find that annoying to type.

I do understand the need to convey sarcasm sometimes because some people just don't pick it up well and go off on tangents so when needed I use the oldy but goody /s after my sarcasm.



posted on Sep, 2 2019 @ 10:20 AM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

Yes, in ASL sarcasm can be conveyed by exaggerated facial expressions or in signing in exaggerated ways.



posted on Sep, 2 2019 @ 10:28 AM
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originally posted by: JustJohnny
So much is lost without voice tone and body language, I think we really need to expand the written language to include those things more..


Exhibit A: Sarcasm needs a font.. a universal one that everyone understands.

I don’t know who I should call for that... but I think it is VERY needed..






I agree. Sarcasm needs a special font and we should all stop being sarcastic until this is settled and we have a sarcasm czar to regulate what we read and how we read it.



posted on Sep, 2 2019 @ 10:31 AM
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This -is- my sarcasm font.



posted on Sep, 2 2019 @ 10:35 AM
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I'm of the belief that if the sarcasm is lost on you... then it probably sucks to be you.




posted on Sep, 2 2019 @ 10:54 AM
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The entire point of sarcasm is to convey a point and in the spoken form it is often done with a change in inflection or another way such as an eyeroll which is intended to denote it as such. Saying if you "have to convey it was sarcasm defeats the purpose" doesn't make sense when that is the literal purpose of sarcasm.

If sarcasm is not easily distinguished through context then for the purpose of clarity it requires some sort of distinguishing mark and in text that may mean you have to actually spell it out as such.

Being sarcastic and chuckling to yourself about how everyone else was clueless because they didn't realize it was sarcasm means you failed to convey your thought accurately.



posted on Sep, 2 2019 @ 10:56 AM
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a reply to: Necrobile

I try to use this everywhere else.


I just saved it to photo library .

But sarcasm doesn’t always go over as intended like the OP said .

So I also have an explanation .




BTW that was



posted on Sep, 2 2019 @ 11:00 AM
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a reply to: NarcolepticBuddha

So what is the signifier??



posted on Sep, 2 2019 @ 11:01 AM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Pretending people are saying something NO ONE is saying by putting forward some ridiculous slippery slope argument literally nobody wants...


How very conservative of you lol



posted on Sep, 2 2019 @ 11:06 AM
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a reply to: JustJohnny

Pretending people are saying something NO ONE is saying by putting forward some ridiculous slippery slope argument literally nobody wants... How very conservative of you lol


Man it must suck to be you.


edit on 2-9-2019 by knowledgehunter0986 because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 2 2019 @ 11:46 AM
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originally posted by: JustJohnny
a reply to: DBCowboy

Pretending people are saying something NO ONE is saying by putting forward some ridiculous slippery slope argument literally nobody wants...


How very conservative of you lol


Slippery slopes can kill!


Why won't you think of the children!



posted on Sep, 2 2019 @ 11:50 AM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: JustJohnny
So much is lost without voice tone and body language, I think we really need to expand the written language to include those things more..


Exhibit A: Sarcasm needs a font.. a universal one that everyone understands.

I don’t know who I should call for that... but I think it is VERY needed..






I agree. Sarcasm needs a special font and we should all stop being sarcastic until this is settled and we have a sarcasm czar to regulate what we read and how we read it.


Bring on the Czarcasm!



posted on Sep, 2 2019 @ 12:21 PM
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originally posted by: NarcolepticBuddha

originally posted by: JustJohnny
but I think it is VERY needed..




Sarcasm is most biting when there's some ambiguity.



NOt with me. I usually take everything literal until you hit me over the head with it a few times, so I appreciate either the little /s or
or whatever.



posted on Sep, 2 2019 @ 02:00 PM
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originally posted by: JustJohnny
a reply to: DBCowboy

Pretending people are saying something NO ONE is saying by putting forward some ridiculous slippery slope argument literally nobody wants...


How very conservative of you lol


Bruh..

In both this username and your previous, the Bruh Level is epic.

ProTip: It becomes a helluva lot easier to identify sarcasm if you become fluent in it yourself. Note: "Fluent" doesnt mean "Ive tried it before."

I know the interwebs is srs bzns and all, but humor, fun, and lighthearted interactions are not as blasphemous and evil as some would have you believe.



posted on Sep, 2 2019 @ 08:56 PM
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originally posted by: JustJohnny
a reply to: Bigburgh

Too much work...


It is kinda like with languages.. the easiest thing to say wins long term.

I think we need a one button type option


Too much work to have to interpret written sarcasm.

Then the irony of that is going to be lost on you as well...








 
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