Just thinking: General rules for using sarcasm online.

On my previous post i mentioned I was moving soon, not that anyone cares but it sets up my argument.

My fiance was setting some stuff up to sign for the apartment and she text me a question, to which my reply was, "Great! That is perfect."

She had to ask me if I was being sarcastic or serious. I admit I have a sarcastic streak in me pretty much all the time.

I explained that if I was being sarcastic I would have put "..." after my statements.

I feel this should be a thing, if someone is sarcastic online they should use "..." to add the sarcastic effect.

The difference would be as follows:

Serious statement:
Great job bill! that looks great!

Sarcastic:
Great job bill... looks great...

now tell me you could read those with the same context...

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  • 3

    That's a fantastic idea...

    • Ertrov
    • June 13, 2013, 10:45 pm
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  • 2

    Oh yeah... Great idea...

    • Math
    • June 14, 2013, 8:41 am
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  • 1

    fair enough, it's a good point you've made,
    though naturally i read both of them as sarcastic :P

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  • 1

    seems like it might work.

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  • 1

    Nice post...
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    fuckyea - just thinking: general rules for using sarcasm online.

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