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Does anyone understand satire and sarcasm anymore?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 10:05 PM on Jul. 1, 2008 in Just for Fun

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  • yup
    admckenzie

    Answer by admckenzie at 11:14 PM on Jul. 1, 2008

  • Only when it is not directed at them.
    c2mom

    Answer by c2mom at 11:27 PM on Jul. 1, 2008

  • I agree. directly to someone's face and they are oblivious.
    Mom1Stepmom1

    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.

    vbruno

    Answer by vbruno at 12:50 AM on Jul. 2, 2008

  • I smell sarcasm. :O)
    Southerncharmes

    Answer by Southerncharmes at 11:39 PM on Jul. 3, 2008

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