Oh come on, you could tell it was sarcasm … right?
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Because sarcasm is often difficult to discern and improperly used, it can operate as a linguistic mulligan. But deploy the excuse too much, and you might raise some eyebrows.
If only there were one that fit.
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Irony is a slippery concept. Sometimes it's used in speech, other times it's used to describe a situation – oh, and it can also characterize an attitude. Is its versatility its downfall?
Because you’ve never seen it before, right?
Sarcasm thrives in ambiguous situations, which makes it especially ripe for misinterpretation.
Sarcasm can alienate and discriminate.
“Cat! No, wait, dog! Oh I give up.”
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