International Business: Sarcasm is never lost in translation: yeah, right!

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  • JoeBlow Miami Area, Fl
    Sept. 11, 2011 10:47 a.m.

    The use of Sarcasm will be the downfall of this country.

    Studies show that people who resort to sarcasm are less educated, have higher golf handicaps, are more prone to illegal drug use and have ugly spouses.

    By contrast, those who refrain from the use of sarcasm are often taller, have less pattern baldness, and have well adjusted pets.

    Ok, I am off to collect my welfare check and try again to finish 6th grade.

  • Janna Goodman Yuba City, CA
    Sept. 10, 2011 2:15 p.m.

    Sarcasm is only mildly funny at best. At worst, it's insulting.

  • rlsintx Plano, TX
    Sept. 9, 2011 10:56 p.m.

    Sarcasm really isn't useful, especially in written form. Never use it, and stay away from people who do. They end up causing problems no one needs to deal with, and create a reputation for your organization as being unprofessional.

  • Lasvegaspam Henderson, NV
    Sept. 9, 2011 3:54 p.m.

    International business aside, I know a young couple who are experiencing serious marital difficulties due to so much of their day-to-day communication, by necessity, occurring via texting; where tone and delivery are not clear.

    I am tired of people I know who believe they are actually in-the-know about current events when all they tune in to is Comedy Central and Jon Stewart.

    Frankly, I am sick of sarcasm, its overuse today, and the damage it does. As a person of 50+ I can honestly say that every person Ive ever known who heavily relied on sarcasm has led quite an unhappy/unfulfilled life. Sarcasm seems closely related to misery.