View Poll Results: What happened to sarcasm?

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  • Oh we're still sarcastic, you just don't get it!

    16 76.19%
  • We stole it from the Brits and they took it back!

    1 4.76%
  • Bring out your dead! Bring out your dead! Is sarcasm dead?

    1 4.76%
  • This poll sucks who the hell thinks up this stuff?

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    What's up with the sarcasm???

    Has sarcasm been dumbed down? Has it become more witty? Do the British have the market cornered? Are Americans less witty today than we once were or more dull and heavy handed? Has sarcasm gotten down right nasty? Is it perhaps not nasty and harsh enough? Does the internet affect our sarcastic tones? Can anyone explain the difference between sardony and sarcasm anymore? Do we need a universal symbol for sarcasm so people see it coming? Should we bracket our statements like:
    [sarcastic] I could ride IASW all the live long day [/sarcastic]







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    Part of me feels like if people aren't smart enough to pick up on sarcasm, then they deserve to be offended.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sunnygirl
    Part of me feels like if people aren't smart enough to pick up on sarcasm, then they deserve to be offended.
    Yeah, What she said!!!!
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    People have been trained to be offended at the slightest thing. It's the direction our society has gone, where people are too afraid to say anything remotely offensive, and so the few people who aren't afraid get bad reactions because the well-trained offendees figure anyone who would say something offensive in an environment where people are afraid saying things and giving offense, must really mean it, and therefore, they're offended.

    *phew*!

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    I have an odd sense of humor and I think people in general are either offended more these days by sarcastic humor, heck all types of humor to be honest, than they were just 10 years ago, and I'm not sure why. Maybe it does have something to do with the internet. Maybe its just society becoming more conservative (GASP!!). I dunno, all I know is if I say something and someones offended, too bad! Here's quarter, go out and find yourself a sense of humor!! Lifes too short to take everything in this world so seriously! Laugh at yourself and you can laugh at the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morrigoon
    People have been trained to be offended at the slightest thing. It's the direction our society has gone, where people are too afraid to say anything remotely offensive, and so the few people who aren't afraid get bad reactions because the well-trained offendees figure anyone who would say something offensive in an environment where people are afraid saying things and giving offense, must really mean it, and therefore, they're offended.

    *phew*!
    Ok, I'm so offended by your post. I'm contacting my lawyer!!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Olympicnut
    Lifes too short to take everything in this world so seriously! Laugh at yourself and you can laugh at the world.
    I agree wholeheartedly. Life is funny. It's intended to be enjoyed. Sometimes laughter is all we have, and I've found the right brand of humor can take you through pretty much anything.

    There's 2 kinds of people, those who are in on the joke, and those who aren't. Which are you?
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    Where is George Carlin when you need him? He would mock all these easily offended people back into hiding! In the meantime these people are stuck with the likes of us. Now I don't about you all but I am bringing the freaking tea party to the Queen's door in Mary Poppins freaking England and claiming the title of the most "sarcastic people on earth" title for the US of fricken A! Whose with me? But first someone define sardony!







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    Quote Originally Posted by Olympicnut
    I have an odd sense of humor and I think people in general are either offended more these days by sarcastic humor, heck all types of humor to be honest, than they were just 10 years ago, and I'm not sure why. Maybe it does have something to do with the internet. Maybe its just society becoming more conservative (GASP!!). I dunno, all I know is if I say something and someones offended, too bad! Here's quarter, go out and find yourself a sense of humor!! Lifes too short to take everything in this world so seriously! Laugh at yourself and you can laugh at the world.
    You are so my idol!!!!! I think I have to go get a bunch of rolls of quarters now because I know of quite a few people here that need to buy some.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ah schucks
    Where is George Carlin when you need him? He would mock all these easily offended people back into hiding! In the meantime these people are stuck with the likes of us. Now I don't about you all but I am bringing the freaking tea party to the Queen's door in Mary Poppins freaking England and claiming the title of the most "sarcastic people on earth" title for the US of fricken A! Whose with me? But first someone define sardony!
    Isn't that how those with speach impediments say sodomy??
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    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMunkee
    Isn't that how those with speach impediments say sodomy??
    You're offending me!!! I'm taking my ball and going home.

    And I'm telling your mother!!!


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    woohoo!

    Oh... we were talking about humor, weren't we. Rats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMunkee
    Isn't that how those with speach impediments say sodomy??
    PirateMunkee: How DARE you make people with speech impediments out to be sexual deviants! I'm offended!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morrigoon
    PirateMunkee: How DARE you make people with speech impediments out to be sexual deviants! I'm offended!
    Morigoon- how dare you make Pirate Munkee out to be a mocker of people with impediments! Now I am offended too! *wow I am almost said it with a straight face*







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