Kim Jeong Uk
Sarcasm I found in American TV shows that people use sarcasm A LOT(whether it's in a mean way or funny way) when they're saying. It seems to be something that characterizes the culture, I guess. So.. That got me wondering if it's just an American thing or sarcasm is widely and commonly used in the western world.
May 15, 2016 3:23 PM
Answers · 10
Skakespeare made use of sarcasm. So no, Hollywood did not invent it.
May 17, 2016
In the UK, yes, definitely.
May 15, 2016
It's also popular in Asia. Seems it's exist everywhere
May 15, 2016
Sarcasm is a human characteristic, some people are likely to be ironic more frequently than others, though it is a great way to use humor, mainly in talk shows, movies and comedies in general. As you get used to the context (historical, social, cultural) of the language you're learning, it becomes easier to get the point of a joke.
May 15, 2016
Interesting question. Sarcasm isn't just an American thing. It's certainly used in British culture, mainly as an easy way of momentarily getting the upper hand or earning a cheap laugh. It's also used in other European languages.
May 15, 2016
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