Archived Discussion

This is discussion archived from a time before the current discussion method was installed.

Sage Allen: 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.

R Taco: Anyone else find this trope to be the new Take That! as far as annoying ways in which Tropers act like pricks goes?