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Why is sarcasm difficult for some people to grasp?

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Because there's a fine fine line between sarcasm and cruelty. There are ways to portray sarcasm which will prevent someone from knowing it's cruel...a smile, a wink of the eye, a twinkle in their eye, and the tone of voice. People who are being cruel and "saying" they're just being sarcastic know exactly what they're really doing.

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FrienzOfMine
S, why are people sarcastic? Isn't there enough of this in life as is? Thanks
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Hey sincerity! Just saw your post about noddling . You people are plain crazy! I like have 5 fingers per hand. If you can't afford fishing poles, I will send some-
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@hondo-ha ha hey I saw they were having a noodling festival near a lake around here and it's just nuts. Everyone gets all involved and it's a big deal.
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@frienzofmine-people are sarcastic because they're either 1.) not happy and they want to make someone else not happy or 2:) they are missing, or ignoring, a certain component on their character which causes them to feel empathy. I'm sure you've met people where the first line out of their mouth is something mean. My dad was this way. Its a defense mechanism. They are setting the tone for the relationship and it is one of power. Bite back. Don't let them do it. Simply refuse to be a part of their lives . Don't be mean back. Then you'll be like them. Soon they'll have no one and they'll figure it out some day.
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To hondo:
Please feel free to just type "Sin" so you don't have to type my whole name. It's okay with me :)
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Friendzofmine^^^
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FrienzOfMine
Thanks
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FrienzOfMine
I have experienced the same. Truly sad
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Well, I think that people just don't grab onto sarcasm, is because maybe they don't use it, or they just might feel a particular way which might affect it too.

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If someone can't recognize sarcasm, then they have a form of dimentia.

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is that sarcasm?
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lol
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Haha, I wasn't joking, but I see your point.
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Although many may think so, it's not always about IQ. It may have to do with the personality of the sarcastic person. If it's either a very monotone person or someone you don't know on a deep enough level, it makes it a little more difficult to digest. Then you've just got your garden variety whack jobs...

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Agree
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there are many ways of understanding literally and sarcastically are the two most common some peoples brains are "hardwired" to understand in a more literal way as opposed to people who can easily detect sarcasm. also it is the tone of voice that the sarcastic person uses that throws the other person off because at times the sarcastic tone can be easily mistaken for a more literal tone there is a certain manner of speaking and understanding that is needed for sarcasm to be effective

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Some people just think is rude. I don't and can be as sarcastic as they come. Though when you are talking about something being written there is no way to convey connotation and can come off as rude, unless you make a note of some kind, such as an eye roll.

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Sarcasm isn't a potent social norm in other countries than the US.

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Because its usually not nice! Sarcasm is backwards thinking mockery.... Guessing you really have to think outside the norm and be pretty secure to accept sarcasm. I usually only use sarcasm when I'm angry at someone, so it doesn't come from a good place.

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I truly never do this as it is so hurtful and harmful
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That's good frienz :-)
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Everyone is different and so are their minds. Some are slow while others are fast

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A lot of the time, people don't make any effort into making something seem sarcastic.

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It's all in the way you say.Some people don't have common sense,or a sense of humor and it is hard to discern sarcasm in text.

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FrienzOfMine
Doc, some people do not care. A truly unfortunate thing when so much should be shared and enjoyed
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What is your name?
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My name is Hondo! Ha! Very true about detecting sarcasm in text. There are no voice inflections to help make what maybe was meant to be humor. It's got me in trouble on here!
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me too. Calling it like it is seems frowned as well.
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Doc, Calamity Jane..in the coral. Did you forget already?
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You're thinkin' Wild Bill.... and he wasn't at the O.K .Corral,my girl was Mary Katherine Horony Cummings ,A.K.A.- Kate Elder(big nose Kate)
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i agree with doc1887. there are some people who don't have sense of humor, common sense.
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Are you talking actual mean sarcasm or just a dry wit? Perhaps some people choose not to "get it" just so you don't have the satisfaction of knowing that you insulted them. Why are you sarcastic?

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i also agree with larryapril.
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