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Friday, October 28, 2005 

What do you mean there are rules?

The BBC wants to edumacate us on sarcasm. Good advice right at the end, too.

The only addition I'd make? Those of us who are usually sarcastic (or deadpan, at the very least) are often really shit at being able to tell when others are doing it. It's like a big ol' comedy blind spot.

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