(Closed) Sarcasm Punctuation

posted 9 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
507 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

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 Tongue out  but really, it does seem a tad unnecessary)

Post # 5
4023 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Haha! I think its funny 🙂

Post # 6
1045 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2008

I like the commenter who says it will also come in handy when you’re talking about nipples. hahaa

Post # 7
4566 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

… 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
3788 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I think a lot of “problems” are created by the companies that want to sell the solution!

Because [/sarcasm]

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 # 9
292 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

This is a bad, bad idea.

Post # 10
900 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

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
768 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I had to re-read that article and make sure it wasn’t from The Onion! HA!

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