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 its about time folks with sassy tongues werent misunderstood.
He explains, In the written word, questions have a question mark and an exclamation has an exclamation mark but theres 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 sarcmark.com, but Sak made it purposely easy to draw as well.
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