Hee hee! Actually, teen sarcasm can be obnoxious, because it's way passive aggressive, as in "No sh*t, Sherlock!" (although that example is simply aggressive)
But maybe sarcasm grows and refines with age, like rancid wine.
By the way, I had an encounter with a woman on a team I lead who had just the temporal lobe damaged discussed in that article. She read the following and honestly couldn't tell if I was being sarcastic: ------------ BLACKHEART~ aka Gail lives up to her screen name by being the meanest, most self-serving SOB since Mommy Dearest. Jeepers, Gail, if there were a team of sarcastic a-holes, you'd fit right in. Oh wait! You already started one! Golly, better prepare for an avalanche of new members to your precious "Sarcastics Unlimited", as the average member of our team has nothing better to do than add to their existing palate of approximately 210 teams, 75 of which they are leading or co-leading. No, I mean it! None of us would even think of missing out on your narcissistic experiment in cruel behavior. We find the idea not just motivating, but downright exhilarating! (Special Note: Gail is off camping because she hasn't yet filled her quota of selfish, me-centered behavior the month. She'll be back in the first week of June). If you send her sparkmail, take care to use the tildes(~) before and after her screen name so that you're not harassing some other poor sap. ---------- I responded back with "Yes, it's sarcastic." But would you believe that a couple members WITHOUT BRAIN DAMAGE actually thought I was serious? It boggles the mind. Serves me right for starting a team called "Sparkling Retards Unite".
Edited by: DENNIS48 at: 5/22/2009 (21:37)
Fitness Minutes: (29,026) Posts: 1,222 5/20/09 1:03 A
I made a sarcastic comment to my nephews girlfriend, I forget what it was about. Their 2 and a half year old told me after her mom left that it was funny. We got a phone call from her mom the next day saying she wasn't leaving her kids with me anymore because her oldest was being sarcastic with her. I love the kid but he mother is another story, and at least I know my great niece inherited something from me. SCORE!!!
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Now if they could just find a way to increase someone's sarcastic perception I would be happy. It would also help if they could develop a way to convey it through email (that one gets me in trouble all the time).
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