And it’s not just me. I think the world needs a sarcasm tag. Because some people, like myself, have gotten so good at sarcasm that people are having a difficult time recognizing whether or not we are being sarcastic.
Take for instance, this post, in no way were my feelings hurt by those comments. On the contrary, I thought it was hilarious. And yet, a lot of people took to defending me (which actually made me feel really good) and criticizing my friend (which made me feel bad) who I then had to apologize to because the whole thing was meant to be funny but it clearly didn’t translate well in writing. I felt terrible about it. Well, not terrible. Actually, I thought it was funny- just like his comments about me being a hopeless pitiful discount prostitute. (On another note, that post generated like, a lot of traffic….I wonder why…..) Also, the t-shirts with the phrase “discount prostitute” are forthcoming. There was a surprisingly high demand.
The point is that if I had some sort of tag for sarcasm/humor then this whole episode could have been avoided. And lately it seems that a lot of people are following my comments up with “Is that sarcasm?” and I’m like “Uh no. I’m never sarcastic.” and then they’re all “Is that sarcasm too?” and I’m all “We could do this all day and I’m busy so yes, yes that was sarcasm.” But is it effective sarcasm if I have to label it as sarcastic? I don’t know.
And yet… when you are a writer/blogger I think it might be more effective to have a sarcasm/humor tag because some people read things so literally. Not everyone is jaded by sarcasm like I am. Not everyone has such an excellent sense of humor. In fact, I might be doing the world a favor by creating a sarcasm tag because then everyone can laugh in derision with me. Or just laugh. We need more laughter. Yes, I think a sarcasm/humor tag for writing could be very beneficial to the world. I wonder if I will get a Nobel Prize for this? Maybe even two. One for literature and one for peace. Yes, that sounds about right.
What are your thoughts on a sarcasm/humor tag for blogging and writing? Also, and more importantly, what are your thoughts on me winning two Nobel Prizes? I mean, aside from jealousy.