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24th Jun '16 3:21:30 PM schoi30
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'''Garble:''' I didn't say it was nice to see you. It's not! I don't like you! Was I not clear about that?\\

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'''Garble:''' I didn't say it was nice to see you. It's not! I don't like you! Was I not clear about that?\\that?
24th Jun '16 3:20:59 PM schoi30
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--->'''Garble:''' I didn't say it was nice to see you. It's not! I don't like you! Was I not clear about that?\\

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--->'''Garble:''' '''Garble:''' I didn't say it was nice to see you. It's not! I don't like you! Was I not clear about that?\\
24th Jun '16 3:20:25 PM schoi30
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'''Princess Cadance:''' Perfect! ...if we were celebrating a six-year-old's birthday party.\\

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'''Princess Cadance:''' Cadance [[spoiler:(actually Queen Chrysalis)]]:''' Perfect! ...if we were celebrating a six-year-old's birthday party.\\



** In ''The Crystal Empire, Part 1":

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** In ''The "The Crystal Empire, Part 1":


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** In "Gauntlet of Fire'', Spike makes several sarcastic remarks towards Garble, all of which Garble takes at face value.
--->'''Spike:''' It's nice to see you too, ''Garble''.\\
--->'''Garble:''' I didn't say it was nice to see you. It's not! I don't like you! Was I not clear about that?\\
19th Jun '16 2:13:37 AM TheCuza
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* In Music/WeirdAlYankovic's 11-minute epic "Albuquerque," he mentions an incident where he saw a co-worker struggling with a sofa and asked if he wanted help. The co-worker responded "No, I want you to cut off my arms and legs with a chainsaw." [[BlackComedy So he did.]] But he's got that really cool nickname now: Torso Boy!

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* In Music/WeirdAlYankovic's 11-minute epic "Albuquerque," he mentions an incident where he saw a co-worker struggling with a sofa and asked if he wanted help. The co-worker responded "No, I want you to cut off my arms and legs with a chainsaw." [[BlackComedy So he did.]] But Al did]], and then wondered why the co-worker started complaining, especially when he's got that really cool nickname now: Torso Boy!
14th Jun '16 9:53:36 AM Lopiny
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* ''WebAnimation/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'':
** Most of the Ultramarines have this problem, it'd seem. Calgar unleashes a huge, irritated rant sarcastically praising them for succeeding on a completely suicidal mission through sheer CanonSue powers, and the one marine listening in takes it at face value.
** Inquisitor Karamazov is even worse, and the Emperor gets to milk it for every last drop, unleashing the single most sarcastic praising speech the Imperium has ever seen on him. No matter how insulting he gets Karamazov eats it up.
** [[spoiler:Rogal Dorn]] seems to be willfully blind to it. He knows it exists, but refuses to ever be sarcastic about anything, and thinks everyone else should (and IS) doing the same. This makes him almost entirely impervious to the Emperor's biting snark, much to the latter's irritation.
4th May '16 10:36:30 AM JMQwilleran
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* ''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'': Ford Prefect doesn't understand sarcasm because he's an [[HumanAliens alien]] and they don't have it on his planet. Leading to a moment in ''Literature/MostlyHarmless'', when he responds to a huge rant about the Guide from Arthur ("I can hardly wait to find out which are the most interesting spaceports to get bored hanging around in!") with a genuinely perplexed "This is that thing you call sarcasm, isn't it?" CharacterDevelopment in ''Literature/AndAnotherThing'':

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* ''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'': Ford Prefect doesn't usually understand sarcasm because he's an [[HumanAliens alien]] and they don't have it on his planet. Leading It's stated that he ''can'' recognize it, but only if he's really paying attention. This leads to a moment in ''Literature/MostlyHarmless'', when he responds to a huge rant about the Guide from Arthur ("I can hardly wait to find out which are the most interesting spaceports to get bored hanging around in!") with a genuinely perplexed "This is that thing you call sarcasm, isn't it?" CharacterDevelopment in ''Literature/AndAnotherThing'':
25th Mar '16 6:45:25 AM Zakawer-2
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* The whole point of using (deadpan) sarcasm for humour is that it creates a brief disconnect between the speaker and the listener (who's implicitly assuming the speaker will say what he means). Even someone with the best sarcasm-dar in the world will take a moment to realise that's what's going on, and that tension-and-release is what makes it funny. The problem (and this trope proper) is when that gap is so large that the listener has reacted to the face-meaning of the utterance before they've spotted the sarcasm (if they ever do).

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* The whole point of using (deadpan) sarcasm for humour humor is that it creates a brief disconnect between the speaker and the listener (who's implicitly assuming the speaker will say what he means). they mean). Even someone with the best sarcasm-dar in the world will take a moment to realise realize that that's what's going on, and that tension-and-release is what makes it funny. The problem (and this trope proper) is happens when that gap is so large that the listener has reacted to the face-meaning of the utterance before they've spotted the sarcasm (if they ever do).



* Some people diagnosed with [[UsefulNotes/AspergerSyndrome autism]] don't get sarcasm, as they are very LiteralMinded. And even if they do realise you're being sarcastic, it can still make a conversation very complicated very quickly. Interestingly, autistic people can still ''be'' very sarcastic, even if they can't always recognise sarcasm themselves. What's worse is that these people may want to mean serious things but other people recognize that as sarcasm, causing great frustration, PoorCommunicationKills and other trouble.
** It can also be somewhat amusing when WrongGenreSavvy people, being aware of this, interpret the autistic person speaking sarcastically as if he were [[SincerityMode being sincere]].

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* Some people diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders, such as [[UsefulNotes/AspergerSyndrome autism]] Asperger syndrome]], don't get sarcasm, as they are often tend to be very LiteralMinded. And even if they do realise realize that you're being sarcastic, it can still make a conversation very complicated very quickly. Interestingly, autistic people can still ''be'' very sarcastic, even if they can't always recognise sarcasm themselves. What's worse is that these people may want to mean serious things but other people recognize that as sarcasm, causing great frustration, PoorCommunicationKills and other trouble.
** It can also be somewhat amusing when WrongGenreSavvy people, being aware of this, interpret the autistic person speaking sarcastically as if he they were [[SincerityMode being sincere]].



* Due to lacking an ability to demonstrate tone, it's a poor idea to try to be sarcastic on the Internet. There are stories of people getting banned from message boards and [=MMOs=] for sarcastically stating something that's against the Terms of Use, the most famous incidents involving "I am twelve and what is this?" when you need to be 13 or over to make an account.

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* Due to lacking an ability to demonstrate tone, it's a poor idea to try to be sarcastic on the Internet. There are stories of people getting banned from message boards and [=MMOs=] several online communities for sarcastically stating something that's against the Terms of Use, the most famous incidents involving "I am twelve and what is this?" when you need to be 13 or over to make an account.
13th Mar '16 1:28:16 PM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* Happy of ''WesternAnimation/The7D'' doesn't quite have a grasp on Grumpy's wisecracks.
11th Mar '16 1:08:42 PM Nazetrime
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* Sparadrap from ''Franchise/{{Noob}}''. This is a big factor in insults directed at him flying over his head and mistaking random people for being nicer to him than they really are. Top top it off, his pre CharacterDevelopment version tends to have a "random person equals potential friend" logic in a context where there the random person has a decent chance of wanting to harm him.
8th Mar '16 6:27:57 AM Wildstar93
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* At one point in the 2016 ''Literature/{{Bunnicula}}'' cartoon, Bunnicula makes an idea, to which Chester sarcastically says it's a great idea. When it works, Harold is impressed at how it worked, and Chester angrily says he was being sarcastic. Cue [[KindheartedSimpleton Harold]] asking "What's a sarcasm?"
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