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    The SarcMark: A new way to punctuate sarcasm? - THE WEEK

    Sarcasm is hard to convey in emails and instant messaging, and many a relationship has gone awry due to an overly literal reading of a snarky electronic communication. Michigan-based Sarcasm Inc. (seriously) has proposed a solution: the SarcMark — an @-like symbol that goes at the end of sarcastic comments to indicate the writer's intent. Is the new punction mark — which can be downloaded at Sarcasm Inc's website for $2 — a good way to prevent misunderstandings, or does it just ruin the joke?
     
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    It sucks when sarcasm is incorrectly read as intent, however it (sarcasm) does not translate well into the written word. A brilliant idea for making money just not from me, because I can question the author for their intent should I be the least bit confused or care.
     
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    So it's for stupid and brain-damaged people?

    BBC NEWS | Health | 'Sarcasm' brain areas discovered

    The Anatomy of Sarcasm: Researchers Reveal How the Brain Handles This Complex Communication
    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/03/h...em&ex=1212638400&en=104a05b0bb21fa9c&ei=5087
     
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    What a great deal I think I'll go pay him 2 bucks for one right now. (sarcasm off)
     
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    Thats 4 people cant code[sarc][/sarc]
     
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    In reality......
    If you have to point out that it is sarcasm........it isn't
     
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    Most sarcastic people don't really give a shit if other people misinterpret them.
     
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    Yea....Right!
     

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