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Unformatted text preview: using sarcasm in order to sound sincere so as not to hurt the other person, and hide the real message. According to Lehrer, this is a passive aggressive act. There are many different ways for expressing sarcasm, or being sarcastive (Lehrer 2001). Nonverbal communication, intonation, syntactic and other lexical devices, and clichs are just a few Lehrer lists. Being sarcastive, unlike subjective, is iconic because it represents affect closely.(Lehrer 2001) Sarcasm is the effect of self-divergence. When the speaker and the message divide, conflict and tensions grow between ones inner-self and public roles. This will confuse the message you wish to convey due to the presence of an underlying and contradictory message you may be unaware of. I have realized that sarcasm, although humorous at times, is a self destructive habit. If there is even a minimal interference, the message becomes altered. Sarcasm is, figuratively speaking, Communication suicide....
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- Spring '08