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Sarcasm betch

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Jennifer Wang

on 16 December 2013

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POSSIBLE
HYPOTHESIS
DATE: Yesterday, genius.
CREATED BY: "The Key of Awesome"
TEAM: White chicks.
Because it is socially accepted, people use sarcasm as an outlet for repressed emotions and desires in our culture.
YES!
CONCLUSION
Based on a true story...
Sociologist
Psychologist
Anthropologist
ANALYSIS
Surveys
100 people were surveyed...
Participant Observation
Interviews
DATA COLLECTION
QUESTION
Why are people sarcastic?
THE SARCASM REPORT
Over the course of four separate occasions, we gathered gathered in three different ways.
20 people were interviewed
video
Interviews
Sarcasm is saying the opposite of what you actually mean; it can also be a witty, harsh remark.
Comfort
Distressing
Stating the obvious
Two Situations Involving Sarcasm
Humor
Façade
Do you think sarcasm is useful?
...for instances of sarcasm.
Behaviour
Reactions
Do you use sarcasm?
In a few words, could you describe your personality?
What was your childhood like?
When did you start being sarcastic?
Why do you use sarcasm?
Are you surrounded by sarcastic people?
Who are you sarcastic with?
Individual experiences
Parents
Teachers
Context
Meeting new people (insecurity)
Comedic relief
Entertainment
Releasing anger
• As a communication-based culture, we rely on our intelligence to survive, and what better way of asserting dominance than utilizing sarcasm? Some of the elderly inhabitants refuse to adapt to this change because they are used to a more apprehensive setting
Sarcasm is 100% nurture. No one is born sarcastic, but it is the connections you make throughout your lifetime that make you sarcastic.
• Cultural differences in other countries and small communities affect the amount of sarcasm an individual uses. The amount of sarcasm varies with the parentage and accepted actions within the eyes of the public.
Interview Table:
86% use sarcasm
When the prospects outweight the consequences
The struggle with one's self during the teenage years, which can grow as one ages
14% do not use sarcasm
To raise one's ego: Superior vs. Inferior
Sarcasm is a tool.
Socially Accepted
• Used for humor
• Reaction towards comment/environment
• Usually followed by laughter
• Confirms social acceptance
"Sarcasm: the last refuge of modest and chaste-souled people when the privacy of their soul is coarsely and intrusively invaded." ~Fyodor Dostoevsky
Sarcasm becomes a defense mechanism useful for protecting the ego by raising the "self" to be superior.
Repress your insecurities, through making yourself feel superior.
Sarcasm is aggression to escape one's feelings of inferiority.
Sarcasm is clearly an outlet most individuals use, to release their feelings of inferiority by raising one's self as more superior.
The struggle is real.
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