posted on Dec, 8 2013 @ 08:56 PM
I am very self-conscious of my tone, I try to be neutral
, I try to be precise
, I try to be grammatically correct to the best of my ability
. If I think that using a smiley or a wink will help set my tone more precisely, I will use them.
But sometimes, a smiley or a wink can mean F-U, too!
Sometimes it's even necessary to put "sarcasm" in tags [/sarcasm] in order to more perfectly set the tone.
What happens when we abuse the emoticons
while using them [/sarcastically]
and what's the point of that? Nobody will ever get your
point because you haven't got one.
I don't really have a point to make about it.
So why should this thread even exist??
I've been here on ATS for 3 years now and I still
don't get it (sometimes) when people are being plainly sarcastic!
We can never truly know if someone with a star and a flag in their pocket is being truly ironic, truly sarcastic or sarcastically ironic, or, well...
maybe you get the picture
or maybe you don't
edit on 12/8/2013 by SayonaraJupiter because: tags, bloody tags