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January 29th, 2002 · No Comments · Uncategorized

From this web style guide:

sarcasm


Writers are somehow tempted to employ sarcasm far more often when online than off. This is usually a mistake. Sarcasm should only be employed with extreme reluctance, and should always be identified as such, either with a parenthetical remark (saying, for instance, “(Just kidding.)“) or a statement (or even an emoticon) indicating amusement.

That sounds like a good idea for me.

(Just kidding.)

If it weren’t for sarcasm, this page would consist of nothing but an animated “under construction” graphic. Whether that might be an overall improvement I leave as an exercise for the reader.

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