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Warning: May Contain Sarcasm

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Well, I was going through e-mails before going to work this morning. There was one from Pinterest notifying me that someone had left a comment on one of my pins. Curious, I went to check it out, and was surprised by what I saw.

 

On this pin

 

was the comment: “words are for ideas…not feeling superior. if you want to be better than me, go to church.”

 

I stared at it for a minute, stunned. Then I thought, “Wth?! Where did that come from?!” I couldn’t figure out how the pin could generate such a comment.  Later, I thought that maybe he just didn’t get the sarcasm in the pin. Maybe he’s like Sheldon Cooper in The Big Bang Theory and just doesn’t understand sarcasm and needs a sarcasm sign.  If that’s the case, here’s a sarcasm sign for you, “Sheldon”:

 

I had considered replying to his comment, but decided not to. I deleted it instead, figuring I’d save him from looking like an idiot, and also not fall for an obvious attempt to start an argument. He wanted me to be better than him, so I that’s what I did.

 

I can’t help but wonder, though, why did he comment like he thought I’d made the pin? It’s not something I made. I found it somewhere and pinned it because I thought it was funny and I agreed with its sentiment. Did he do it because he wanted to start an argument? Probably. Was he just trolling? Possibly. Or was he just mistaken? Could be. Well, whatever it is, I’m putting it behind me after this post. I tried to forget about it after I deleted the comment, but it kept nagging at me all day, and I felt I needed to say something.

 

And yes, as a writer, I am a bit of a stickler about proper grammar: proper use of your and you’re; of  to, too, and two; of there, their, and they’re; of then and than; proper apostrophe use; etc. I don’t like spell check much for that reason, either. It’ll tell you if a word is spelled wrong, but not necessarily if you used the correct word. Call me a grammar Nazi if you will. I won’t cram it down your throat, though. If I see something wrong, I’ll mentally correct it after flinching, but generally won’t say anything unless asked to, so as not to offend. But if I see things like the above pin, talking about proper grammar, be it funny or helpful, I will pin it or share it on Facebook.

 

 

End rant.

 

 

 

Author: jowensauthor

I'm a geeky, animal/cat-loving author of Fantasy and YA Fiction. I'm a supporter of animal charities such as the WWF. I'm also a fan of anime and sci-fi/fantasy. I'm an avid reader as well, and enjoy mainly reading fantasies, mysteries, and books about animals. I have a B.A. in History with a minor in English. I also dabble in making jewelry, reading tarot, and am interested in the paranormal. You can find out more about me and my various books and writings at my website: http://jeanneowens.weebly.com. You can also find me on Facebook, Google+, Tumblr, Twitter, Goodreads, and Pinterest.

12 thoughts on “Warning: May Contain Sarcasm

  1. Love the BIG Bang don’t you?

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  2. Yeah, it’s one of my favorite shows.

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  3. Sounds like a plan!

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  4. I like the pin and I love Big Bang Theory!

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    • Thanks. TBBT is one of the few network shows I actually watch. I don’t usually like the sitcoms nowadays, but TBBT is one I actually find funny, possibly because I can relate to the guys, being a bit of a geek myself 🙂

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  5. Love the big band. “Is that sarcasm?” Yep people get a bit offended when you say grammar should be used properly. Oh the horror! I am not the best but I do at least try!

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  6. Honestly, I haven’t ever really watched the Big Bang – though I might now, cause not getting sarcasm sounds kinda funny.. lol

    I think your comment leaving critter might have been having a bad day OR could possibly more than likely have been trolling. It is amazing how piggish and fungus people can be with a bit of anonymity..

    Either way, I think you did the right thing deleting the comment and it is good that you don’t focus on it too much.

    It’s just one of things you can’t do anything about!

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