Definition of sarcasm
1. 1: a sharp and often satirical or ironic utterance designed to cut or give pain
2. 2a : a mode of satirical wit depending for its effect on bitter, caustic, and often ironic language that is usually directed against an individual b : the use or language of sarcasm
Seems silly to try and unpack sarcasm as a mode of communication, but what if you grew up in a culture that had no sense of sarcasm? What is second nature to some is utterly baffling and intimidating to others.
This week Derek and that precious snowflake Tom dig into sarcasm as a layer of meaning in communication and whether it’s a crutch for feeble minds and the emotionally shallow or a palette for creativity in language. How precious does that sound?
The Right Way
The Wrong Way