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Started by thismorning on May 19, 2019 9:06:26 PM
Sarcasm vs. Irony: who or which would win?

In a pole to pole sprint for 10,000 poles. Strict rules of global warming.

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thisonehasalittlehat - 19 May 2019 21:07:36 (#1 of 24)

Sarcasm is irony

Duh.

GyratingTrampoline - 19 May 2019 21:10:34 (#2 of 24)

To be more precise, sarcasm is a subset of irony.

thismorning - 19 May 2019 21:12:10 (#3 of 24)

Perhaps where you live, but is irony sarcasm when twilight flocks the pigeons settling on the slate roofs of Hull?

thismorning - 19 May 2019 21:13:41 (#4 of 24)

Run that groundless assertion by me again and see what happens.

thisonehasalittlehat - 19 May 2019 21:14:05 (#5 of 24)

No. No it isn't. You're very wise.

Ffs.

brooklyn - 19 May 2019 21:14:32 (#6 of 24)

my favorite "message" T-shirt, spotted in Maine:

<<SUPPORT THE SARCASM CLUB

like, we need your help>>

thismorning - 19 May 2019 21:18:59 (#7 of 24)

Did not Winston Churchill warn the Germans that total destruction awaits them from the massed forces of British sarcasm and irony in the event of an invasion of Poleland?

thismorning - 19 May 2019 21:52:57 (#8 of 24)

sarcasm is a subset of Irony. Murder is a subset of homicide. Pink is a subset of red. Lamb pie is a subset of sheep. Poland is a subset of Europe. Politics is a subset of madness. Madness is a subset of Liberal philosophy. Subset is a subset of the rabbit hole of linguistic circularity.

GyratingTrampoline - 19 May 2019 22:00:01 (#9 of 24)

You're a subset of people who don't make a huge amount of sense

thismorning - 19 May 2019 22:02:07 (#10 of 24)

Ad hominem is a subset of forensic concession.

HorseEasyEast - 19 May 2019 22:02:28 (#11 of 24)

I prefer irony \s

FGBFGB - 19 May 2019 22:03:05 (#12 of 24)

Sarcasm normally hurts its victims. Irony is pitched too high for most of them to notice.

thismorning - 19 May 2019 22:09:22 (#13 of 24)

Yeah. Like in "shakespeare" where the fatal penetration of the pseudonym is not felt.

thismorning - 19 May 2019 22:10:01 (#14 of 24)

iz intended to hurt, more like.

pranzingfrogg - 19 May 2019 22:17:41 (#15 of 24)

Sarcasm can be half way round the world before irony gets its boots on. So it should go on to meet onomatopoeia in the final.

thismorning - 19 May 2019 22:20:55 (#16 of 24)

The Queen lays a fiver on Onomatopoeia.

nolongerstumpy - 20 May 2019 00:03:02 (#17 of 24)

Irony is as sarcasm does.

No, hang on...

Bugger.

lammaMia - 20 May 2019 00:12:19 (#18 of 24)

TM, wait another hundred posts. Everyone will be still telling you about the meaning of words. Start the same thread six months later. They will do the same and tell you we all did this six months ago.

thismorning - 20 May 2019 00:17:04 (#19 of 24)

yabbut what does meaning mean?

like, why do I have to floss after saying certain words?

lammaMia - 20 May 2019 00:19:03 (#20 of 24)

The difference between irony and sarcasm is easier to tell with emojis. JtT is too cool for it so we depend on mutual trust.

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