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How about an emoticon for sarcasm?

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MTSCostcoChickenFan Mon 06-May-13 10:35:42

Sometimes a poster will say something like they wouldn't send their DC to a private school because of bullying. I would reply with something like yup, you never get bullying at state schools. Clearly I was being sarcastic but it doesn't. stop people for bring so naive for e.g.. .

It would be great if we could have a sarcasm emoticons.

Since I have my wish list out...

Some people (not me) like to make tongue in cheek remarks which causes offense to some. In the interest of forum harmony an appropriate emoticon would be nice too.

YoniMontana Mon 06-May-13 12:55:44

Don't people use the hmm to be sarcastic?

cumfy Mon 06-May-13 13:44:01


TheDeadlyDonkey Mon 06-May-13 13:45:42

What a good idea hmm

^ I think that works quite well! smile

TheDeadlyDonkey Mon 06-May-13 13:46:15

No offence meant, just demonstrating the sarky side of hmm

Trill Mon 06-May-13 13:46:17

If there is an emoticon for sarcams, does that mean that anything not explicitly labelled as sarcasm will be taken seriously?

That sounds like a bad idea.

RooneyMara Mon 06-May-13 14:05:50

We have the hmm face already, are you quite new?

RebeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 06-May-13 14:37:58

hmm indeed

MTSCostcoChickenFan Mon 06-May-13 16:10:19

I use the [hmmm] to indicate my reaction to.what has been posted and not what I am posting.. I can't see that it's appropriate for sarcasm. But then I'm not as plugged on as you hmm.

MTSCostcoChickenFan Mon 06-May-13 16:11:35

See. It doesn't go

I was just kidding Rooney wine

cumfy Tue 07-May-13 11:56:53

Glad you all concur. wink

MTSCostcoChickenFan Tue 07-May-13 15:16:29

As Sheldon from Big Bang Theory would say "was that sarcasm?"

MTSCostcoChickenFan Tue 07-May-13 15:18:03

As Sheldon from Big Bang Theory would say "was that sarcasm?"

SuffolkNWhat Tue 07-May-13 18:02:33

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MTSCostcoChickenFan Wed 08-May-13 01:54:57

That is a brilliant idea !

Nah, sorry Suffolk. It doesn't have the desired effect smile

MNHQ is obviously not going to accomodate me. Never mind.

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