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aknerd
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I have a confession to make... I don't understand sarcasm. I never have. I literally cannot tell if someone is being serious or if they are joking.
It has been very dificult growing up without the ability to comprehend sarcastic comments. I remember when I was ten or eleven, a girl told me my bowl cut was really cool. So I kept the haircut. Recently, the same girl informed me that she was "only kidding," and that the haircut made me "look like a hairy mushroom". Why would she try to decieve me like that? Why wouldn't she just say what she meant?
I know she wasn't a bad person. Afterall, she did give me some nice hair advice. I'm now sporting a mullet, which she tells me is much cooler than a Bowlcut. I just don't get why she wouldn't tell me this initially, instead of waiting all of these years.

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XVERB
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well its worse on the internet. i can understand sarcasm but its hard when you don't know their tone of voice.

leo99rules
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There is this thing where people do that i think it's um.... hamburger syndrome...no no asburger syndrome something like that.

Oh and sarcasm is used to insult people when they are totally wrong or..just to insult people. It's normally used when you ask a stupid question. For example

You: So your names jack?

jack: nah its lilly [sarcastic/]

Mostly stupid people do it.

firetail_madness
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You can't understand sarcasm over the internet unless it's put right in front of you in a direct, clear manner.

In real life, it's easy to tell if there's a change in the tone of their voice, or if it's just out of the world, otherwise, I also have a tough time understanding...

XVERB
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In real life, it's easy to tell if there's a change in the tone of their voice,


knerd can obviously not catch that when someone is talking to him
2014631
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I have a confession to make... I don't understand sarcasm. I never have. I literally cannot tell if someone is being serious or if they are joking.


No way, really? (sarcastic) No offence, but you've made that very clear in your past forum posts.
Google567
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Made what very clear?
That he uses it?

2014631
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Made what very clear?
That he uses it?


no that he doesn't understand sarcasm.
Joshman1444
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I LOVE SARCASM!
Ill be perfectly honest.I could be perfectly defined as a Jack$&*.
So sarcasm comes in handy very often.

firetail_madness
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knerd can obviously not catch that when someone is talking to him


Maybe they don't change their tone of voice with him.

I have a very sarcastic teacher...
Google567
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That says we are having not to much homework today and then loads a bunch on you and says due tomorrow.

knight_34
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That says we are having not to much homework today and then loads a bunch on you and says due tomorrow.


Yeah. Don't we all hate it when teachers do that?
aknerd
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Maybe they don't change their tone of voice with him.

It really doesn't matter what tone of voice they use. This actually reminds me of a very tragic accident.

A few years ago, I was learning to drive. My parents had signed me up for a driving class. After school, my driving instructor would pick me up, and we would go drive somewhere.
One day, we reached an intersection and I slowed down as we approached a red light. I didn't know whether I was supposed to turn or not, so I asked my instructor "What do I do now?"

He rolled his eyes and said "Well, it's a red light. So OBVIOUSLY you should floor it."

So I did.

Halfway across the intersection, I crashed into a school bus full of children. The jolt forced my hand into the steering wheel, breaking my wrist. My instructor wasn't wearing a seatbelt, and was thrown clear through the windshield into the side of the schoolbus. The children in the bus were all unharmed. My instructor, however, didn't make it.

After I told the police what happened, they arrested me for negligent homicide (they didn't believe that I actually did not know that my instructor was kidding). However, after my parents testified that I actually am not able to detect sarcasm, I got off.

To this day, I can't help but think that if my instructor hadn't been such a sarcastic jerk none of this would have happpened. I mean, I missed an episode of Family Guy (which is my favorite documentary series) because I had to attend my trial. How inconsiderate of him.
chitown
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i have always understood sarcasm, i have used ot somethimes but not like the person in th op example. my sarcasm is also really easy to understand.

H4V0K
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Sarcasm is so natural for me, I can easily detect it even if people try to not hint with their voice and I can always make people think .. 'really?'

My instructor wasn't wearing a seatbelt, and was thrown clear through the windshield

Serves the idiot right, you are learning to drive... he should expect a collision, and they are supposed to follow the highway code / laws that say 'WEAR YOUR SEATBELT'.
Joshman1444
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That says we are having not to much homework today and then loads a bunch on you and says due tomorrow.

Thats more of a lie than sarcasm.


My instructor wasn't wearing a seatbelt, and was thrown clear through the windshield.

Sheer irony.

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