Thursday, January 21, 2010

Make Sure Sarcasm Shows

DETROIT (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Sarcasm doesn’t always come across, but now smart alecks can make sure it shows.

The SarcMark is a new punctuation mark co-created by Paul Sak which denotes when a statement is meant to be sarcastic, eliminating any confusion when people are cracking jokes via text.

A swirl that ends with a dot would go before or after a sentence to let the reader know a remark is meant to be taken in jest.

Sak feels it’s about time folks with sassy tongues weren’t misunderstood.

He explains, “In the written word, questions have a question mark and an exclamation has an exclamation mark but there’s nothing for sarcasm. Sarcasm cannot be detected textually.”

Sak feels the mark would help deaf people be in on a joke too.

The SarcMark can be downloaded onto most computers by visiting, but Sak made it purposely easy to draw as well.

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