Sarcasm

By | April 15th, 2009|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

It seems to me that some people just don't understand what sarcasm really is, it is cutting and insulting and that is exactly what is supposed to be.The English Collins dictionary explains it like this..... A speech or writing which actually means the oposite of what someone means to say, usually intended to insult or mock someone. http://dictionary.reverso.net/english-cobuild/sarcasm Not to be confused with blatent "taking the mickey" which funnily enough could have come from taunting the irish. A more popular idea is that its from rhyming slang "taking the Mickey Bliss" but who knows who this Mickey Bliss was? I like the first idea.. Anyway back to sarcasm - I didn't used get it at all, and yet sometimes it is funny and we all laugh but how do we feel that essentially we are being crude, rude, hurtful and unkind. Maybe I just am more sensitive to the reality of it. However those are the facts. Think about it. Nevertheless sometimes you might say something in a way that can break the ice, relax things a bit. For example [...]