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(UPI)   Company creates "sarcasm" punctuation mark. Oh sure, that's really helpful   ( upi.com) divider line
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2010-01-13 01:32:16 AM  
I think we can do better than this and cheaper...
2010-01-13 02:15:51 AM  

Sarcasm Inc. of Washington Township said the SarcMark, which resembles an open circle with a dot in the center, can be installed on computers via a program that can be downloaded from sarcmark.com for $1.99.

Just what we've been waiting for, the $1.99 boob job.
2010-01-13 02:24:19 AM  
;) This ones free. Submit your own.
2010-01-13 02:34:05 AM  
Wow, is that the greatest thing since sliced bread and a blowjob, or what?

/seems to work fine without it
2010-01-13 02:52:58 AM  
omg! we r becmng so ilterte! we cant evn no wut srcazm is!!!

/too old for "textspeak"
2010-01-13 02:56:30 AM  

albanynyguy: I think we can do better than this and cheaper...

Yeah. I believe that'll happen.
2010-01-13 03:14:58 AM  

Megain: Half Witt: Just what we've been waiting for, the $1.99 boob job.

/what a $1.99 boob job might look like

Looks like the price explains the extended implant scar.

Yet, seeing it for the first time now, I'm also getting some sort of weird $1.99 penis piercing vibe.
2010-01-13 03:18:10 AM  
(.) !
2010-01-13 03:19:47 AM  
Maybe so, but the PETA ad on the right has some bush showing...
2010-01-13 03:34:58 AM  
؟؟؟؟؟؟؟ (new window)
2010-01-13 03:50:40 AM  
How about S?
2010-01-13 03:59:44 AM  
How about (⊥)
2010-01-13 04:14:06 AM  

rcain: How about (⊥)

Yeah, that is brilliant, really easy to understand, it looks like a thumb-tack and it looks like an ass, it is just like sarcasm. That will really catch on with the internet kids.S
2010-01-13 04:15:40 AM  
How about ᶅ?
2010-01-13 04:18:59 AM  
I read an article like a year ago where an early internet creator suggested years ago that like :-) should be like a punctuation for a online joke.
2010-01-13 04:19:38 AM  
What's the point of sarcasm if it's explicit?S

/besides, questions can be sarcastic too.
2010-01-13 04:20:02 AM  
Excellent. The refinement of the English Language continues.
2010-01-13 04:28:08 AM  
Oh they've created a sarcasm mark? Shame no one has thought of this before right؟
2010-01-13 04:31:10 AM  

JasonOfOrillia: Excellent. The refinement of the English Language continues.

Refinement? fark that, english is working good the way it is. These a-holes making stuff up needs to be stopped.S
2010-01-13 04:33:02 AM  

ra-ra-raw: How about S?

how about no.
2010-01-13 04:37:48 AM  

Registrar: Looks like a (hot)


you sick fark.
2010-01-13 04:38:34 AM  
Well I'll be sending them my money right away, I assure you *(*)^%#{
2010-01-13 04:38:45 AM  
How about:

(¡) or (.)(.) or :þ
2010-01-13 04:39:58 AM  
Yeah, I totally want to pay $2 for that.
2010-01-13 04:41:05 AM  
Hey, this is useful, we don't already have three different circle-with-dot characters in Unicode already⊙☉⚆
2010-01-13 04:41:06 AM  
Wish I had though of it. 125K global morons = 1/4 million dollars.
2010-01-13 04:41:56 AM  
WOW! There's nothing more useful than a punctuation mark that you have to pay $2 to use and have to explain the meaning of every time you use it! S
2010-01-13 04:43:04 AM  

Registrar: Looks like a (hot)

Maybe we should use this new symbol to indicate a pregnant pause.
2010-01-13 04:47:11 AM  
Came here for links to Sheldon (1, 2, 3), leaving... Well, just leaving, really. Hm.
2010-01-13 04:49:48 AM  
This is a "really" unique idea.
2010-01-13 04:50:10 AM  
That's gonna be a huge hit
2010-01-13 04:52:14 AM  
There's zero point to sarcasm if you use a "sarcasm mark".
2010-01-13 04:53:45 AM  
I'm laying 10:1 odds that this is actually the product of a bunch of snarky developers, and they're as surprised as anyone that people are buying it.
2010-01-13 04:54:07 AM  

LavenderWolf: There's zero point to sarcasm if you use a "sarcasm mark".

2010-01-13 04:54:21 AM  
Your search - ؟ - did not match any documents.


Try different keywords.
2010-01-13 05:00:29 AM  
This... is not good for our civilization.
2010-01-13 05:00:51 AM  
salon did it: http://www.slate.com/id/2111172
2010-01-13 05:01:21 AM  

orth: ؟؟؟؟؟؟؟ (new window)

That looks like 10,000 spoons, when all you need is a knife.
Or maybe a bit like rain on your wedding day.
2010-01-13 05:02:50 AM  
<sarcasm>Personally, I think this is a brilliant idea.</sarcasm>
2010-01-13 05:04:39 AM  
"That's really gonna sell.".
2010-01-13 05:05:14 AM  

That'll be $2.

also: ⊙⊙
2010-01-13 05:05:43 AM  

coco ebert: This... is not good for our civilization.

It's not so bad. I see worse damage on the Politics tab here every day.
2010-01-13 05:05:49 AM  
I greatly value the confusion that arises when sarcasm is typed by not understood. It really makes internet commentating worth doing. I foresee sites like fark rallying against a uniform sarcasm symbol because it'll cut comment totals by at least 1/3.
2010-01-13 05:09:59 AM  
I will buy this, then I will hug some snakes, I will hug and kiss some poisonous snakes.
2010-01-13 05:12:23 AM  
Oh, look at me! I'm making people happy! I'm the Magical Man from Happy-Land, in a gumdrop house on Lollipop Lane!
2010-01-13 05:19:21 AM  
I am not in the least bit surprised that this idea comes out of Michigan.

We are some miserable, sarcastic bastards.
2010-01-13 05:19:59 AM  
Not needed on Fark, because everything we say is sarcasm, right?
2010-01-13 05:20:56 AM  
How about an "Irony" mark, and a spell check feature so it can only be used when something is truly ironic?
2010-01-13 05:20:56 AM  
What's next, a snark mark?
2010-01-13 05:28:51 AM  

Type40: I will buy this, then I will hug some snakes, I will hug and kiss some poisonous snakes.

Funny. No, I mean it. I really thought it was funny. Seriously, I enjoy the Simpsons reference.
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