This is discussion archived from a time before the current discussion method was installed.
: Because of the difficulty in parsing sarcasm via text, I have long been of the mind that English needs a punctuation mark to denote sarcasm. Who else is with me?
Autistic people seem to be particularly prone to explicitly marking written sarcasm, often by the programmer-like [sarcasm][/sarcasm]. Obviously, this is because autistics very often fail to recognize sarcasm when it's not marked like this.
Nat The Writer
: There is
a punctuation mark available for that purpose: the irony mark.
It would be very useful, if popularized, but it seems that it never really caught on.
: Anyone else find this trope to be the new Take That
as far as annoying ways in which Tropers act like pricks goes?