Would You Use A Sarcasm Punctuation Mark?

~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
I read this interesting article about a company inventing a punctuation mark to indicate sarcasm. It is a funny idea, but is it needed? What are your thoughts? Would you use it?

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I would use it
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I would not use it
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05/24/2010
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~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
I don't think it is necessary, but I voted that I would use it. I have gotten into arguments before because people didn't understand I was being sarcastic. It might help eliminate some of that.
05/24/2010
LicentiouslyYours LicentiouslyYours
I would use it, but I wouldn't buy it. I wonder if they have that copyrighted. lol
05/24/2010
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
Sarcasm is useless if it's not recognized as such.

If people can't tell you're being sarcastic? You're doing it wrong.
05/24/2010
Alicia Alicia
I would use it in some situations. But at the same time I could see it taking away from the sarcasm by saying "hey I'm just kidding!" I think the beauty of sarcasm is that it's subtle, and this really isn't subtle.
05/24/2010
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
Er, I mean if they can't tell without a special punctuation indicator.
05/24/2010
Victoria Victoria
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Originally posted by Carrie Ann
Sarcasm is useless if it's not recognized as such.

If people can't tell you're being sarcastic? You're doing it wrong.
Agreed - if your delivery is that poor in timing and wording, no sarcasm for you! Also, if the people you're typing to are that thick, no 'sarcasm for dummies' for them!
05/24/2010
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
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Originally posted by LicentiouslyYours
I would use it, but I wouldn't buy it. I wonder if they have that copyrighted. lol
True also. I forgot that charge to download it.
05/24/2010
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
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Originally posted by Carrie Ann
Sarcasm is useless if it's not recognized as such.

If people can't tell you're being sarcastic? You're doing it wrong.
Some people just don't pick up on it no matter how obvious it is. Like those super literal people. UGH.
05/24/2010
Chilipepper Chilipepper
I'm the last person to ask about the necessity of an emoticon for sarcasm. ^.^
05/24/2010
El-Jaro El-Jaro
I was raised in a bilingual home (English/Sarcasm). I don't think it would be easy to remember to separate them.
05/24/2010
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
I would definitely use it - I've gotten in too much trouble with people misinterpreting emails and txt messages. It's so hard to make a joke in writing!
05/24/2010
Annemarie Annemarie
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Originally posted by Gunsmoke
I would definitely use it - I've gotten in too much trouble with people misinterpreting emails and txt messages. It's so hard to make a joke in writing!
Exactamundo!
05/25/2010
clp clp
I worry that it would be too much like explaining a joke, or an e-quivalent of 'shooting the guns'. If you have to explain...
05/25/2010
Miss Cinnamon Miss Cinnamon
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Originally posted by clp
I worry that it would be too much like explaining a joke, or an e-quivalent of 'shooting the guns'. If you have to explain...
Exactly! Like others have said--sarcasm is an art. If you can't make it apparent that you are being sarcastic or if it becomes obvious that your audience is just reading way deep into it, then just don't use sarcasm in that situation. Sarcasm isn't necessary for effective communication; it's just fun to use on occasion.
05/27/2010
Splendwhore Splendwhore
I don't need a punctuation mark to come across as sarcastic. Thank you, goodbye.
05/28/2010
Miss Naughty Kitty Miss Naughty Kitty
Lauren you know this is something that I could use lol, but I agree I would not pay for downloading it. Pretty good idea tho
05/30/2010
NuMe NuMe
Quote:
Originally posted by Carrie Ann
Sarcasm is useless if it's not recognized as such.

If people can't tell you're being sarcastic? You're doing it wrong.
I agree with Carrie. And when I'm being sarcastic, which is quite often, you know it.
06/01/2010
Illusional Illusional
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Originally posted by NuMe
I agree with Carrie. And when I'm being sarcastic, which is quite often, you know it.
Agreed, most people can tell, but I HAVE had those moments where I'm like.. "Wait, what? Why are you pissed? I was being sarcastic!"
06/14/2010
joja joja
There are already ways to convey sarcasm through writing, they just require a little finesse.
06/16/2010
Victoria Victoria
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Originally posted by joja
There are already ways to convey sarcasm through writing, they just require a little finesse.
I totally agree.
06/16/2010
Mp4 Mp4
My thoughts on this are if it's not clear that you're making a sarcastic remark then it's probably not an appropriate time to make one.

Using a punctuation mark to indicate sarcasm seems like it just defeats the whole purpose of saying something sarcastic.
06/16/2010
Sera Sera
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Originally posted by ~LaUr3n~
I read this interesting article about a company inventing a punctuation mark to indicate sarcasm. It is a funny idea, but is it needed? What are your thoughts? Would you use it?

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YEah, I'd use it.
08/27/2010
SexyySarah SexyySarah
I would use because I think sometimes when writing people think I come of as being mean or not funny, so I always try to include "lol" to let people know it's "funny"
08/27/2010
P'Gell P'Gell
Like an {eye roll} ? Yeah, I'd probably use it.....sparingly. Not to be mean.

But, like Gunsmoke and Mr. Sauce, I too, live in a bi-lingual household.... English/Sarcasm. (I LOVE that by the way, Mr. Sauce. It sums up the essence not only of how I was raised, but of how My Man and I conduct our lives.)

One of the first things my kids learn, when they speak is "Yeah, right...."
08/27/2010
Envy Envy
I think i would. I KNOW my bf would. Sarcasm is just one of his many talents....
08/27/2010
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
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Originally posted by Illusional
Agreed, most people can tell, but I HAVE had those moments where I'm like.. "Wait, what? Why are you pissed? I was being sarcastic!"
Actually, people getting upset at sarcasm is often justified. Sarcasm is, by definition, witty language used to convey insult or scorn. It's not meant to be nice or nicely funny.
08/27/2010
B8trDude B8trDude
You're kidding, right? I prefer to just let 'em keep guessing!
08/27/2010
onehotmomma onehotmomma
I would use it when having discussions with certain people who tend to take everything the wrong way, and be sure to note that it's for idiots who can't take a joke...or figure one out
08/28/2010
Fanny Fanny
half the humor of sarcasm is identifying it as sarcasm.
have you heard of the interrobang ? It's a combination between a question mark and an exclamation point!
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08/28/2010
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