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Even verbally, sarcasm doesn't always carry over well. [[SarcasmBlind Some people just can't recognize it.]] [[CannotConveySarcasm Some people just can't express it.]] In text, it's worse. While it's bad to [[ThatMakesMeFeelAngry act out an emotion by merely stating that you feel that way]], it is sometimes necessary to indicate emotions such as sarcasm.

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Even verbally, in speech, sarcasm doesn't always carry over well. [[SarcasmBlind Some people just can't recognize it.]] [[CannotConveySarcasm Some people just can't express it.]] In text, it's worse. While it's bad to [[ThatMakesMeFeelAngry act out an emotion by merely stating that you feel that way]], it is sometimes necessary to indicate emotions such as sarcasm.


Creator/RogerEbert has a rather comprehensive essay on this very subject, titled [[http://blogs.suntimes.com/ebert/2008/09/this_is_the_dawning_of_the_age.html "This is the Dawning of the Age of Credulity"]], written after people [[SarcasmFailure completely failed]] to appreciate the sarcasm behind an 'interview' he gave regarding Creationism. This, however, was due to PoesLaw.

On Wiki/{{Wikipedia}}, people have unsuccessfully tried to outlaw sarcasm, eventually culminating in [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Sarcasm_is_really_helpful this essay]].[[note]]Ironically, this essay is against sarcasm, and it gets this through by being entirely sarcastic.[[/note]]

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Creator/RogerEbert has a rather comprehensive essay on this very subject, titled [[http://blogs.suntimes.com/ebert/2008/09/this_is_the_dawning_of_the_age.html "This is the Dawning of the Age of Credulity"]], Credulity,"]] written after people [[SarcasmFailure completely failed]] to appreciate the sarcasm behind an 'interview' he gave regarding Creationism. This, however, was due to PoesLaw.

On Wiki/{{Wikipedia}}, people have unsuccessfully tried to outlaw sarcasm, eventually culminating in [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Sarcasm_is_really_helpful this essay]].[[note]]Ironically, essay.]][[note]]Ironically, this essay is against sarcasm, and it gets this through by being entirely sarcastic.[[/note]]


'''[[PotholeMagnet People have a tendency to pothole to this page every single time they're being sarcastic]]. Our advice is that before you do this, you ask yourself if the sarcasm is visible without the pothole. If it is, ask yourself if there's any reason for you to pothole here.''' After all, you don't pothole to SincerityMode every time you mean what you say.

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'''[[PotholeMagnet People have a tendency to pothole to this page every single time they're being sarcastic]]. Our advice is that that, before you do this, you ask yourself if the sarcasm is visible without the pothole. If it is, ask yourself if there's any reason for you to pothole here.''' After all, you don't pothole to SincerityMode every time you mean what you say.


Sarcasm mode is OlderThanRadio: the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irony_mark irony mark]], '''⸮''', was proposed in the 19th century. Since then, it has also shown up in comics, both daily strips and comic books, generally in the form of a variant speech bubble outline (jagged, dripping, or icicled) or a different typeface than normally used.

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Sarcasm mode is OlderThanRadio: the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irony_mark irony mark]], mark,]] '''⸮''', was proposed in the 19th century. Since then, it has also shown up in comics, both daily strips and comic books, generally in the form of a variant speech bubble outline (jagged, dripping, or icicled) or a different typeface than normally used.


->'''Mr. Tweedy:''' What is it?\\
'''Mrs. Tweedy:''' It's a pie machine, you idiot. Chickens go in, pies come out.\\
'''Mr. Tweedy:''' Ooh. What kind of pies?\\
'''Mrs. Tweedy:''' ''[beat]'' Apple.\\
'''Mr. Tweedy:''' [[SarcasmBlind My favorite!]]\\
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/ChickenRun''

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'''Mr. Tweedy:''' [[SarcasmBlind My favorite!]]\\


This is also seen in FauxHTMLTags: <sarcasm> </sarcasm> form. Usually with this kind of sarcasm tag, only the closing tag is used. It's not as much fun, and might even be [[ViewersAreMorons insulting,]] to announce in advance that you're being sarcastic, and oh, how the world weeps when ''you're'' insulted, right? </sarcasm> More recently this is further shortened to just appending /s at the end of the text.

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This is also seen in FauxHTMLTags: <sarcasm> </sarcasm> form. Usually with this kind of sarcasm tag, only the closing tag is used. It's not as much fun, and might even be [[ViewersAreMorons insulting,]] insulting, to announce in advance that you're being sarcastic, and oh, how the world weeps when ''you're'' insulted, right? </sarcasm> More recently this is further shortened to just appending /s at the end of the text.


'''Mr. Tweedy:''' [[WhatAnIdiot My]] [[ComicallyMissingThePoint favorite!]]


'''Mr. Tweedy:''' [[WhatAnIdiot My favorite!]]

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'''Mr. Tweedy:''' [[WhatAnIdiot My My]] [[ComicallyMissingThePoint favorite!]]


'''Mrs. Tweedy:''' ''[beat]'' Apple.

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'''Mrs. Tweedy:''' ''[beat]'' Apple.\\

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'''Mr. Tweedy:''' [[WhatAnIdiot My favorite!]]


RogerEbert has a rather comprehensive essay on this very subject, titled [[http://blogs.suntimes.com/ebert/2008/09/this_is_the_dawning_of_the_age.html "This is the Dawning of the Age of Credulity"]], written after people [[SarcasmFailure completely failed]] to appreciate the sarcasm behind an 'interview' he gave regarding Creationism. This, however, was due to PoesLaw.

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RogerEbert Creator/RogerEbert has a rather comprehensive essay on this very subject, titled [[http://blogs.suntimes.com/ebert/2008/09/this_is_the_dawning_of_the_age.html "This is the Dawning of the Age of Credulity"]], written after people [[SarcasmFailure completely failed]] to appreciate the sarcasm behind an 'interview' he gave regarding Creationism. This, however, was due to PoesLaw.


->'''Mr. Tweedy:''' ''"What is it?"''
->'''Mrs. Tweedy:''' ''"It's a pie machine, you idiot. Chickens go in, pies come out."''
->'''Mr. Tweedy:''' ''"Ooh. What kind of pies?"''
->'''Mrs. Tweedy:''' (beat) "Apple."

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->'''Mr. Tweedy:''' ''"What What is it?"''
->'''Mrs.
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'''Mrs.
Tweedy:''' ''"It's It's a pie machine, you idiot. Chickens go in, pies come out."''
->'''Mr.
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'''Mr.
Tweedy:''' ''"Ooh. Ooh. What kind of pies?"''
->'''Mrs.
pies?\\
'''Mrs.
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-->'''Mr. Tweedy:''' ''"What is it?"''
-->'''Mrs. Tweedy:''' ''"It's a pie machine, you idiot. Chickens go in, pies come out."''
-->'''Mr. Tweedy:''' ''"Ooh. What kind of pies?"''
-->'''Mrs. Tweedy:''' (beat) "Apple."

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-->'''Mr.->'''Mr. Tweedy:''' ''"What is it?"''
-->'''Mrs.->'''Mrs. Tweedy:''' ''"It's a pie machine, you idiot. Chickens go in, pies come out."''
-->'''Mr.->'''Mr. Tweedy:''' ''"Ooh. What kind of pies?"''
-->'''Mrs.->'''Mrs. Tweedy:''' (beat) "Apple."

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