Friday, November 5, 2010

Sarcastic Font?

I've encountered this problem a lot in my life. I am just a really sarcastic person, and I also try not to change who I am to cater to who my audience is (although I tend to fail at that most of the time), so I can sometimes be misinterpreted in text formats.

Actually, now that I think about it I've been misinterpreted just as often in face-to-face communication as well.

After I made this video I began thinking about how sarcasm is most often used, and for me it's most often a way of making insulting or rude comments into something that is amusing and fun. I'm not sure I like this about myself really. I mean at it's core sarcasm is a way of lying without lying, so perhaps I should stop being so sarcastic all the time and I could save myself a ton of trouble.

I found this book online called "Talk Is Cheap: Sarcasm, Alienation, and the Evolution of Language" I'm really interested in reading it, or learning more about the study of how the way in which we speak to each other--whether sincere or not--can really impact others, and ourselves for that matter. I imagine that the daily pseudo-lies we tell could impact our mental well-being in a huge way and we don't even know it yet.

Oh well, I'll probably not be able to rid myself of the sarcastic voice for a really long time, but that doesn't mean I can't work at it.

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