Thursday, May 28, 2009

The Garrett update

The Garrett has been changed from 'Sarcasm' to 'Snarky'
This is a more accurate reflection of what I am trying to do. Make a punctuation that adds a level of clarity to online conversations.

2 comments:

Nazlfrag said...

You're a fucking tool. Sarcasm/snarkiness/whatever you want to call it is MEANT TO BE AMBIGUOUS. It loses its edge if it is made plain and obvious like you suggest. Your original idea was better - if you can't immediately tell that a comment is 'snarky' well you're a fucking moron, at least sarcasm is fairly subtle.

Just admit you're gulliable trollbait and move on instead of making up retarded unneccesary punctuation that nobody in their right mind will ever use.

Misttar said...

Actually, sarcasm and snarkiness are not intended to be ambiguous. They are intended to have multiple or hidden interpretations, which is very different from being ambiguous.

Well written examples will have the most obvious interpretation be the incorrect one, which can lead to a humorous or ironic twist when the intended interpretation is eventually hit upon.

Thanks for joining the conversation, with such calm a well reasoned response~

What I mean by 'Idea'

By 'Idea' I mean something practical. This might be an improvement or something new but it should be practical.
For example:
"We should all have jet packs."
While a great idea, it's not very practical.
If I had an idea on how to improve the thrust/weight ratio, then that would be a practical idea. That being the only real problem that would need to be solved for jet packs.