Sunday, August 20, 2006

Sarcasm



In doing my early morning quick once-over of a few (okay lots) of blogs, it seems that sarcasm is the topic of the day. Most people hate it. I find it hysterically funny under the right circumstances (i.e., when it isn't directed at me). In my last relationship, the man was a fucking EXPERT at sarcasm. I don't think I have ever, or ever will again, meet anyone who took sarcasm to such heights of perfection. I still admire that as one of his better qualities.

If done in the right way, you can say the most insulting things to anyone, and they will either i) laugh right along with you, thinking that they have been complimented highly, or ii) think that you are joking, and they will still laugh right along with you. Although I understand sarcasm, and almost always pick up on it, I am not that good at it. When I insult someone they KNOW they have been insulted.

3 comments:

MyHeartHurts said...

I am only very good at it when it is someone i know.

Steven Swain said...

I love sarcasm. It's fun when it's used effectively.

PARLANCHEQ said...

I share an apartment with sarcasm and her cousins cynicism and irony. We all get along remarkably well. ;)