Post # 1
How do you all feel about the new punctuation mark for…get this…SARCASM. I think it will be a great thing to use, and it definetly won’t dumb down the English language. I mean, I really don’t understand how we’ve lived without it for so long! Check out this article to see this awesome new invention!
P.s. I was being sarcastic through this whole thing…I don’t have a sarcasm key.
Post # 3
Woooow, because it’s SO HARD to type a slash and an s at the end of a sarcastic statement.
(I’m just joking, btw, lol but really, it does seem a tad unnecessary)
Post # 4
I know! and What about when it starts being used in literature? If you can’t write books well enough to have sarcasm placed clearly in the text, then you don’t need to use it. Its a disgrace to the English language. It shows everyone else that we’re not smart enough to spot when someone is being sarcastic.
Post # 5
Haha! I think its funny 🙂
Post # 6
I like the commenter who says it will also come in handy when you’re talking about nipples. hahaa
Post # 7
… alright, I’ll bite. Sometimes its hard to tell when people are being sarcastic or just hateful. Sure, in books you’d better be a good enough writer to let people know, but online… goodness, people get touchy! Weirdly enough, one of my friends and I write emails back and forth and whenever we’re being sarcastic, we put it in brackets. Like <yeah, her dress was awesome… showed JUST the right amount of cleavage>
Post # 8
I think a lot of “problems” are created by the companies that want to sell the solution!
or I’ve always seen [!]
is just sooooo difficult.
— I do think it is helpful to denote sarcasm online because it is sometimes difficult to tell, but I just mean, yeah, I don’t think there needs to be a shortcut to type it!
Post # 10
So weird what computers are changing in language!
I’m sure my students would love a mark that told them when the text might have two different meanings! Reading literally is so much easier than making inferences!
On the same note: anyone seen the movie Idiocracy?
Post # 11
I had to re-read that article and make sure it wasn’t from The Onion! HA!
Post # 12
Lol! I have seen Idiocracy and that article reminded me SO SO SO much of that.