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Punctuation - The Sarcasm Mark

 
 
Reply Thu 14 Jan, 2010 02:37 pm
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2010/01/12/Company-creates-sarcasm-punctuation/UPI-55751263324278

Company creates sarcasm punctuation
Published: Jan. 12, 2010 at 2:24 PM

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich., Jan. 12 (UPI) -- A Michigan company announced the release of software Tuesday that introduces new punctuation to the typed word: The sarcasm mark.

Sarcasm Inc. of Washington Township said the SarcMark, which resembles an open circle with a dot in the center, can be installed on computers via a program that can be downloaded from sarcmark.com for $1.99.

The company said it has versions of the program for several computer systems as well as BlackBerry devices.

"Statements have the period. Questions have the question mark. Exclamations have the exclamation mark. When you see the newest punctuation mark for sarcasm, you'll know the writer of that sentence doesn't literally mean what they're writing; they're being sarcastic," the company said in a release.
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contrex
 
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Reply Thu 14 Jan, 2010 02:39 pm
On Slashdot, they use /s for this purpose. I think that if you need to telegraph the fact that you are being sarcastic, you need to hone your writing skills somewhat.
Butrflynet
 
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Reply Thu 14 Jan, 2010 02:41 pm
@Butrflynet,
:@ <--save yourself 2 bucks and just use this emoticon.
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joefromchicago
 
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Reply Thu 14 Jan, 2010 02:42 pm
@Butrflynet,
Butrflynet wrote:
Company creates sarcasm punctuation

Oh yeah, like that's really useful.
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Seed
 
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Reply Thu 14 Jan, 2010 02:53 pm
takes all the fun out of it.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Thu 14 Jan, 2010 02:57 pm
@contrex,
Not necessarily, Boss . . . never underestimate the density of the human mind . . .
Seed
 
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Reply Thu 14 Jan, 2010 03:09 pm
@Setanta,
you make fun of me?
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Thu 14 Jan, 2010 03:17 pm
@Setanta,
Setanta wrote:

Not necessarily, Boss . . . never underestimate the density of the human mind . . .
Setanta
 
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Reply Thu 14 Jan, 2010 03:17 pm
Sure, why not? If it makes you happy to think so . . .
Seed
 
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Reply Thu 14 Jan, 2010 03:17 pm
@dyslexia,
Oh so you wanna make fun of me now too. eh?
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Mame
 
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Reply Thu 14 Jan, 2010 03:19 pm
@Setanta,
I think he was being :@<, you know, /s Smile
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Seed
 
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Reply Thu 14 Jan, 2010 03:20 pm
@Setanta,
oh it makes me very happy.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Thu 14 Jan, 2010 03:30 pm
Oh, good . . . you know, i heard you're so dense you can sit on a newspaper and dangle your legs . . .
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Eorl
 
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Reply Fri 15 Jan, 2010 04:17 am
I wrote to them to see if I could get a dark one, but they said they couldn't trust me not to use it in the classroom.
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oolongteasup
 
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Reply Fri 15 Jan, 2010 05:40 am
@Butrflynet,
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