WrongPlanet.net
WP Members: > 80,000



Aspie Affection

New Today: 3
New Yesterday: 20

Asperger's and Sarcasm Previous  1, 2, 3  Next  
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Wrong Planet Autism Forum Index -> General Autism Discussion     
EGMaria2004
Blue Jay
Blue Jay


Joined: Aug 31, 2004
Posts: 98
Location: New Zealand

PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2004 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unless they change their tone, I won't catch it. Dispite this I sometimes say sarcastic things myself.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
thechadmaster
Addicted To Driving
Phoenix


Joined: Feb 14, 2005
Age: 27
Posts: 1124
Location: On The Road...Somewhere

PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2005 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

monastic wrote:
I usually don't "get" sarcasm when it comes from someone I don't know very well. I guess it's because I can't read their mood easily. I do enjoy a bit of sarcasm with people I know, although sometimes they even catch me off guard.
I see myself as a perpetually happy person because I don't see a purpose in being otherwise. I have had times of sadness but I don't allow myself to drown in it. I think that happiness is a mindset and not something that you find or something that happens to you.

I often dont get sarcasm, often when i suspect sarcasm, i ask the persn "are you being sarcastic?" they look at me like iam some kind of fool.
_________________
I don't know what the future holds, but I know Who holds the future.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
NeantHumain
Phoenix
Phoenix


Joined: Jun 25, 2004
Posts: 5119
Location: St. Louis, Missouri

PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2005 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I "get" sarcasm. However, sarcasm is the petty stepsister of satire, a more vaunted, articulate form of humor. Why would anyone choose the shrill tones of sarcasm when they can challenge deeper concepts through a literary genre?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
axelkat
Phoenix
Phoenix


Joined: Feb 25, 2005
Posts: 760
Location: the desert

PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2005 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i dont understand sarcasm myself. Sometimes, people will be sarcastic and i will take it as truth. It can be quite embarassing.
A
_________________
Uncle Joe loves labor
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Bec
Obsessing and Stressing
The Ballet Wizard


Joined: Aug 18, 2004
Posts: 1918

PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2005 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I get sarcasm. I actually prefer that sort of humour. Even when I was a little kid, I had a really dry wit. I admire that type of humour in other people too.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Tere
Phoenix
Phoenix


Joined: Jan 27, 2005
Posts: 530
Location: Columbus, Ohio

PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2005 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I never know when anyone is being sarcastic. I always take what anyone says literally. That seems to be my whole problem with dealing with society. Then I get my feelings hurt because they will laugh at my naivte!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
serine
Tufted Titmouse
Tufted Titmouse


Joined: Feb 26, 2005
Posts: 29
Location: an anglich, not english, location

PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2005 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

-- you have done this very well
-- you are serious ?
-- no, im making fun of you
-- Embarassed

lived this kind of situation quite a lot, i belive its related to sarcasms

its "funny" how i dealed with sarcasm after, behing quite revolted when someone was saying something i suspected behing a sarcasm
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
hale_bopp
All Kinds of Freak
Phoenix


Joined: Nov 03, 2004
Age: 29
Posts: 16071
Location: New Zealand

PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2005 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always get sarcasm, but I don't like it at all. I don't use it often and I think it's an absolutley horrible way to talk to people. Mad
_________________
New dating site for geeks:
http://www.ingeeklove.com

My latest youtube video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RnfTXt-Tu4
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
tear
Blue Jay
Blue Jay


Joined: Dec 06, 2004
Posts: 88

PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2005 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sanityisoverrated wrote:
I'm often very dead-pan. However the stuff I say is usually so ridiculous that people get confused, because I couldn't possibly mean something like that, yet I look so serious... I like to get people confused like that.


I encounter this all the time. I am actually an incredibly funny person because the stuff I say is so rediculous it cant be true. People think that I am just a normal teenager and trying to upset my parents. Then I tell them that all the stuff the y laught at Im very serious.

I actually just experienced this last week. I was talking to someone and we started to talk about having a car. He said how much he would love a car. I said I would probaly be just as happy with a buss pass (we are both 16 and without permits even). He looked at me strange then started laughng. I said I was serious and he seemed very confused. Hey I mean what I say.

I do have a very sarcastic or as my sister puts it fesicitious (sp?) view on life. Ive always had a rough time so looking at things sarcastically is a way to put some kind of positive meaning on things sometimes. Still I almost ever recognise when otehrs others are being sarcastic.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Archmage
Phoenix
Phoenix


Joined: Aug 01, 2004
Posts: 619
Location: Bottom of Lake Hylia... Darn Iron Boots!

PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2005 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I get sarcasm, but don't really use it. Mom, on the other hand, is the sarcasm master... especially when some poor unsuspecting person turns the wrong way in front of her huge Isuzu SUV! Sad
_________________
Here we are, goin' far,
to save all that we love,
if we give all we got,
we will make it through,
Here we are, like a star,
shining bright on the world,
Today... Make evil go away!

"Code Lyoko" Theme
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Tom_FL_MA
Forum Moderator
Forum Moderator


Joined: Jul 05, 2004
Age: 37
Posts: 304
Location: Central Florida; originally southeastern Massachusetts

PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 8:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Asperger's and Sarcasm Reply with quote

hilarythebaker wrote:
I feel most comfortable being around perpetually happy people!

Those that are sarcastic are easily not sad people.

It takes time getting to understand it from some people, especially online.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Glenn
Blue Jay
Blue Jay


Joined: Nov 01, 2004
Posts: 96
Location: I am here, but its not where I belong.

PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2005 5:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sometimes I think I get sarcasm, but I am never 100% sure. Other times, I really can't tell at all if someone really means what they say, or whether they are being sarcastic; and then I usually ask outright if sarcasm is what they intend. (they susally seem surprised that I need to ask!)
The problem is that although sarcasm is seen as a kind of humour, it often isn't very funny at all. In fact it can be downright unkind - at least to the person it is aimed at! Other people might find sarcastic remarks hilarious, but often the object of the remarks finds them hurtful or just plain rude. Surely "humour" should be funny ... it should make you smile, or laugh, it may startle, amuse, show you things in a different light. Certainly, you can poke fun at someone in a critical way (think for example at all the jokes about celebrities and polititians in the media, for example,) and this can be very humorous; but it seems to me that personal "sarcasm", aimed at someone you know who might be standing right there in the room with you, is often meant to hurt more than to amuse.
For exampleI have often been the butt of jokes or sarcastic comments about my appearance (I am overweight) usually from other family members. When I have not laughed, but said instead that I am hurt, they accuse me of" having no sense of humour". "Well," I have sometimes replied "I do have a sense of humour! If you actually say something funny, I will certainly laugh! "
Being overweight for example might be unattractive and unhealthy and different from the norm but surely it is not a "humourous" thing, even if true. Making sarcastic remarks that offend someone, and then expecting them to roar with laughter is just ridiculous. If you really must be 'sarcastic", at least be truly witty, and do it with humour, not spite.
Sorry, everyone .... rant now over!

Glenn (edited once for typos)
_________________
'All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night .... wake in the day to find that it was vanity:but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, to make it possible' (T.E.Lawrence)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Civet
The Practical Cat


Joined: Jul 09, 2004
Posts: 1342

PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2005 6:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
The problem is that although sarcasm is seen as a kind of humour, it often isn't very funny at all. In fact it can be downright unkind - at least to the person it is aimed at!


"You weren't being sarcastic. You were being markedly derisive. That's sardonic." -Ambrose Monk (Adrian Monk's brother).

Sorry, I couldn't resist, what with the recent topic on aspie-like fictional characters.

I never really get sarcasm, I don't think. Even when someone tells me they were being sarcastic, my response is usually "I know," but when I think about it, I'm never really sure if I did know or if I didn't. Does anyone else have this problem?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Jetson
The Map Maker
The Map Maker


Joined: Feb 23, 2005
Posts: 1219
Location: Vancouver, Canada

PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2005 7:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

serine wrote:
-- you have done this very well
-- you are serious ?
-- no, im making fun of you

The hard part of this exchange is figuring out if they were sarcastic originally and are now honest, or if they are originally honest and are now sarcastic.
_________________
What would Flying Spaghetti Monster do?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message MSN Messenger
Elfga265
Butterfly
Butterfly


Joined: Mar 08, 2005
Posts: 10

PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2005 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I get it like 99.9% of the time. I am usually the one that is sarcastic. If I have something to say I say it. My Grandma says I take after her aunt Josie. She was sarcastic, and honest... maybe too honest. I love my sarcasm and sharp wit.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Wrong Planet Autism Forum Index -> General Autism Discussion   
Previous  1, 2, 3  Next  

 
Read more Articles on Wrong Planet



Wrong Planet is a Registered Trademark.
Copyright 2004-2014, Wrong Planet, LLC and Alex Plank. Alex does public speaking for Autism.

Advertise on Wrong Planet

Alex Hotchalk / Glam 

Alex Plank  Aspie Affection 

Terms of Service - You must read this as a user of Wrong Planet | Privacy Policy

Subscribe: RSS Feed  Wrong Planet News  Wrong Planet Forums




fine art