How Sarcastic Are You?

 

 

According to scientific research, it is believed that the ability to notice sarcasm is quite essential. For 2 decades linguists and psychologists have been studying not on the impact of such snarky remarks but also how they are perceived and then used to gain insight. Research has proved that sarcasm has been proved beneficial in enhancing problem-solving skills.

 

Observation of sarcasm is an essential skill especially in modern times where the culture revolves around irony. A neuropsychologist at the University of California at San Francisco, Katherine Rankin, says “Our culture, in particular, is permeated with sarcasm. People who don’t understand sarcasm are immediately noticed. They’re not getting it. They’re not socially adept.”

 

Sarcasm according to a study is so widely practiced that according to a study of a database of telephone conversations, 23 percent of the time that the phrase “yeah, right” was used in a sarcastic manner.

“Do you remember me telling you we are practicing non-verbal spells, Potter?”
“Yes,” said Harry stiffly.
“Yes, sir.”
“There’s no need to call me “sir” Professor.”
The words had escaped him before he knew what he was saying.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

“Malachi scowled. “I don’t remember the Clave inviting you into the Glass City, Magnus Bane.”
“They didn’t,” Magnus said. “Your wards are down.”
“Really?” the Consul’s voice dripped sarcasm. “I hadn’t noticed.”
Magnus looked concerned. “That’s terrible. Someone should have told you.” He glanced at Luke. “Tell him the wards are down.”
― Cassandra Clare, City of Glass

“Why were you lurking under our window?”
“Yes – yes, good point, Petunia! What were you doing under our windows, boy?”
“Listening to the news,” said Harry in a resigned voice.
His aunt and uncle exchanged looks of outrage.
“Listening to the news! Again?”
“Well, it changes every day, you see,” said Harry.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

“I don’t want tea,” said Clary, with muffled force. “I want to find my mother. And then I want to find out who took her in the first place, and I want to kill them.”
“Unfortunately,” said Hodge, “we’re all out of bitter revenge at the moment, so it’s either tea or nothing.”
― Cassandra Clare, City of Bones


“Start the Quiz”

  • Question of

    When friends ask you for advice, you…

    • Are at a loss
    • Try and give the best advice I’ve got
    • Begin with a joke to lighten the mood
    • They’ve stopped asking me, I’m too sarcastic
  • Question of

    When you make jokes, how do you deliver them?

    • Sometimes I’m too busy laughing that I ruin the delivery
    • With a killer build-up and perfect punchline
    • So deadpan that people think I’m serious
    • I’m not really that humorous
  • Question of

    It’s a super serious moment but you’ve just thought of the perfect line. Do you say it?

    • Duh.
    • Of course!
    • No, someone might get offended
    • Perfect line for what?
  • Question of

    What did you have for breakfast today?

    • The blood of my enemies
    • Does it matter?
    • Coffee and toast
    • None of these
  • Question of

    Which TV star is the king of sarcasm?

    • Chandler Bing from “FRIENDS”
    • Dr. House from “House MD”
    • Charlie Harper from “Two and a Half Men”
    • Stewie from “Family Guy”
    • I don’t watch enough TV to know
  • Question of

    What is the purpose of sarcasm?

    • To break the mood
    • To insult idiots without them finding out about it
    • It’s just a way of life
    • It has a purpose?
  • Question of

    Which of these lines are the most sarcastic?

    • “I want to roll my eyes, but the doctor said if I keep doing it my ocular muscles might spasm and eject my eyeballs”
    • “It’s not easy being drunk all the time. If it were, everyone would do it”
    • “I have a definite opinion on this: I don’t care”
    • “I’m fine, it’s just my chronic hate disorder flaring up”
  • Question of

    What is your age?

    • Under 18 Years Old
    • 18 to 24 Years Old
    • 25 to 30 Years Old
    • 31 to 40 Years Old
    • 41 to 50 Years Old
    • 51 to 60 Years Old
    • Over 60 Years Old
  • Question of

    What is your gender?

    • Male
    • Female
  • Question of

    Is the glass half full or half empty?

    • Half Full
    • Half Empty
    • Both
    • Neither
  • Question of

    When someone says “What’s up?” What do you say?

    • Nothing, you?
    • The Sky.
    • The Ceiling.
    • God.
    • Nm, hbu?
    • None of the Above
  • Question of

    Did you get the picture at the top?

    • Yes
    • No
    • What Picture?
  • Question of

    Does sarcasm come naturally to you?

    • I use it A LOT (I’d die without it)!
    • It annoys me, actually.
    • Meh, I could live without it.
    • I use it most of the time.
    • I can live with it.
  • Question of

    Have you ever said “She’s gonna have a cow!” instead of “She’s REALLY mad!”?

    • Yeah, a lot!!!!
    • Once in a while
    • Once or twice
    • Once
    • Never
  • Question of

    What do you think you are?

    • Human, duh.
    • Sarcastic, sometimes.
    • Boy
    • Girl
    • Teen
    • Pre-Teen
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