Did You Know There Are Tests For Sarcasm Detection?

And that was not a sarcastic question. If you're feeling at all unsure about your ability to tell the difference between sarcasm and straightforward statements, learn all about the tests designed for just that. » 8/20/14 8:40am 8/20/14 8:40am

At what age do we understand sarcasm?

We're used to kids being sassy, but not toddlers. At what age does sarcasm become understandable to a developing brain? The answer depends on the way that that sarcasm is delivered. » 5/26/13 8:00am 5/26/13 8:00am

Reminder: Spider-Man totally [REDACTED] today

Spoiler alert! Seriously, if you haven't picked up The Amazing Spider-Man #700, which came out today, but you intend to, stop reading. Also, get off the internet, because most other sites are spoiling this news directly in their headlines. » 12/26/12 8:50am 12/26/12 8:50am

How do humans distinguish sarcasm from sincerity?

Most of us are pretty good at picking up on sarcasm. Quite frankly, we have to be. Much of the way we communicate as a modern society is structured around subtle contextual cues that tell us whether someone's mockingly contemptuous or earnest. Many of us can even pick up on sarcasm when it's conveyed entirely via text. » 11/17/11 2:40pm 11/17/11 2:40pm

A computer program that can detect sarcasm online

Sometimes it's hard to tell when somebody online is complimenting you or being a douche. That's why a group of Israeli researchers invented the "Semi-supervised Algorithm for Sarcasm Identification," a program that recognizes sarcastic statements with 77 percent precision. » 5/18/10 10:32am 5/18/10 10:32am