Sarcasm, Irony, Condescending

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Hi guys. Before the internet totally kills off what little literal value these words have, I'd like to put out a public service reminder to jackasses who think these three words are interchangeably usable on any funny situation, joke, or picture.

 It's called "sarcasm" when you say one thing and intend to mean the opposite. It's "irony" when something becomes opposite of its original intent. And finally, it's "condescending" when somebody who's in a better state makes note of a worse state.

Kinda like this post.

 "You're so beautiful today. I bet all the guys in school are already lining up just to catch a glimpse of your unbridled splendor."

"Apple repeatedly warned that it would "not stand for having our IP ripped off"

"You must be so good at discerning the difference of sarcasm, irony, and condescending. It's must've been such a long research. Please, educate us with your ideas."

 (The energy used to publish this post is powered 100% by the collective spinning of dead English grammar teachers in their graves)

No comments:


Search This Blog

Most Reading