Sunday, December 15, 2013

Sarcasm Makes You Smarter

Regular exposure to sarcasm can increase creativity and problem solving skills. While a straightforward statement calls only for basic comprehension, sarcastic ones need multiple levels of comprehension. The listener should take into consideration the experiences, points of view, and biases of the speaker and incorporate the information into analyzing what is said.

Studies have shown that the phrase “yeah, right” was used sarcastically 23% of the time it was blurted out. More to these, it has been found that the using sarcasm increased when the conversation is taking place online.

Negatief verrast / negative surprise

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