One could have a lot of fun wearing this.
I would totally wear this without rolling my eyes.
Wow, thanks for voting everybody! And for once I’m actually not being sarcastic!
So is it wrong that I took the “Thanks for your order” email from Woot sarcastically?
I don’t get it
Me, all me.
-Ironic, sarcastic, cynic since 1/20/89
Sarcasm is the use of irony to mock or convey contempt. “The distinctive quality of sarcasm is present in the spoken word and manifested chiefly by vocal inflections”. The sarcastic content of a statement will be dependent upon the context in which it appears.
The word comes from the Greek σαρκασμός (sarkasmos) which is taken from σαρκάζειν meaning “to tear flesh, bite the lip in rage, sneer”.
It is first recorded in English in 1579, in an annotation to The Shepheardes Calender by Edmund Spenser:
Tom piper, an ironicall Sarcasmus, spoken in derision of these rude wits, whych …
However, the word sarcastic, meaning “Characterized by or involving sarcasm; given to the use of sarcasm; bitterly cutting or caustic”, doesn’t appear until 1695.[4
I would totally wear this shirt if I didn’t think someone might call me out on it.
Sarcasm is more biting and cutting towards a something where irony is more witty and funny (as in…this shirt).
Very cute though.