Sarcasm thrives in ambiguous situations, which makes it especially ripe for misinterpretation.
In this episode of the podcast, we take in the history of Victorian humour, why kids find poo so hilarious and whether academics should try and be funny.
Sometimes people like poetic justice because the law is not in a position to mete out what is deserved.
Irony can provide new theoretical insights. Social scientists should embrace it.