Asked by Anonymous at 10:05 PM on Jul. 1, 2008 in Just for Fun
Answer by admckenzie at 11:14 PM on Jul. 1, 2008
Answer by c2mom at 11:27 PM on Jul. 1, 2008
Answer by Mom1Stepmom1 at 12:19 AM on Jul. 2, 2008
Satire humorously and effectively makes a constructive point and shows the absurdity of a point of view, of a lifestyle, of a situation. The intent and end result can be instructive and edifying.
Sarcasm, however, most often is used in one-on-one verbal conversation or in email or text messaging as a conversation starter (and often stopper!), or as what is thought to be a witty comeback or humorous jab. The sarcastic person thinks they are being witty, clever or humorous, or they may simply be a social misfit who doesn't know how to communicate in any other way, but their words can come across to the recipient as hurtful, demeaning, or even downright cruel. Not instructive -- not edifying -- not really accomplishing anything positive for either person.
Answer by vbruno at 12:50 AM on Jul. 2, 2008
Answer by Southerncharmes at 11:39 PM on Jul. 3, 2008