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    Default Irony vs Sarcasm

    Differences?

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    Sarcasm is intended to hurt feelings, or provoke. Irony is softer.

    I don't know the English word, but in Dutch we call them different kinds of 'spot'.
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    Irony is funnier.

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    I think sarcasm is more of a spoken irony...

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    Some people consider sarcasm a form of verbal irony. Others argue that makes the definition of irony too broad.
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    Irony contains an element of... things comeing full circle in a way that the person at the start did not expect.

    Take the example of a Bubbist monk who publicly burned himself to death in Japan in protest at the way American influences were changing its culture. Desperate attempt to turn the tide. Trying to lead by example to show the strength and power of the old ways, perhaps.

    But what is he best known for these days? A picture of him killing himself appears on the cover of Rage against the machines first album, being used to sell American music and spread American culture. Now that is irony.


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    Irony is about making connections.

    Sarcasm is the pussiest form of humor and sometimes a defense mechanism.
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    All sarcasm is ironic, but not all irony is sarcastic. I feel like I caused this thread...

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    This is irony.

    This is sarcasm.



    I think David Spade plays a lot of good characters being sarcastic, and Tom Hanks plays a lot off good characters being ironic.

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    beautifully put.
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