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16 Apr 2008, 5:37 pm

Sarcasm, like absinthe, is okay in small doses.


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16 Apr 2008, 6:28 pm

I don't care about sarcasm. I agree with the OP. There are lots of sarcastic people around my area, and most of them seem to be 35 and younger. I hate it.


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17 Apr 2008, 4:14 am

A friend I used to have was always sarcastic and always sounded like he was sneering at people; he seemed to think he was superior in some way though underneath I know now that that probably wasn't true because he is now severely depressed and alone.



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17 Apr 2008, 6:27 am

Terrible experiences make one wonder whether he who experiences them is not something terrible.

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17 Apr 2008, 6:34 am

My only problem with sarcasm is that people who use it tend to believe they are intelligent, when in fact they are fairly dense. On the rare occasions that sarcasm is actually justified, I don't really mind it.



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17 Apr 2008, 8:51 pm

it can be a crutch, for sure, for thinking through real responses and converstion, and an emotional block or cop out in human interaction. You're right Daewoodrow, it can be lazy



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28 Apr 2008, 2:43 pm

I find that people who use excessive sarcasm are quite often very Manipulative. I think its fair to say that frequent sarcasm and dishonesty go hand in hand :lol: .



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28 Apr 2008, 5:45 pm

In all seriousness D1nk0, i agree. Sarcasm can be so manipulative because it puts the negativity or bad statement out there, but rids the person of all accountability.



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28 Apr 2008, 7:25 pm

What I said b4 about it being manipulative was just referring to negative sarcasm. I think friendly sarcasm - when it does not say anything negative or insulting to the person or thing in question, or if its self depreciating, is funny. :)

Like back to what Simon said, 'That was like every color in the universe' = funny sarcasm. He's making himself sound like a flake but it its sarcastic, its making fun of Paula too but not in an insulting way -



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28 Apr 2008, 9:39 pm

I like sarcasm, though sometimes I find it terribly hard to know when someone is being sarcastic. Still, it's much better than swearing at someone every time they disagree with you (not looking at anyone in particular :roll: )



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28 Apr 2008, 10:00 pm

Shelby wrote:
I like sarcasm, though sometimes I find it terribly hard to know when someone is being sarcastic. Still, it's much better than swearing at someone every time they disagree with you (not looking at anyone in particular :roll: )


Yikes! :( I hope your not talking about me. I only did that as a joke to show how awful some kinds of mean sarcasm was...

It does look terrible in print. maybe i should delete it...



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