Communicator (communicator) wrote,

'Are you being sarcastic?', 'I can't remember'

The definition of irony.

"Emoticons and html-tags are a completely mistaken approach to irony. A statement’s possibility of being misconstrued seems to me to be the essence of irony. By some silent agreement the writer and the reader, construe a third person in the conversation, a hypothetical figure, the dupe, who does in fact take the ironical statement literally, and the joke is really on them."

Sarcasm, on the other hand, is the downfall of civilisation. 'ooh, run, it's sarcasm.'.

  • Phew what a scorcher

    I see Gove has backed down on climate change and it's back in the curriculum again.

  • GCSE Computer Science

    My book is now for sale

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    At the moment I have set up this journal so that only friends can comment. I hate doing this, but I was just getting too much Russian spam.

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