Friday, January 10, 2003

SARCASM DOESN'T MAKE SENSE TO THE CHRONOLOGICALLY CHALLENGED: Apparently, children under ten just don't get sarcasm (or counter-factual information as they apparently call it in the research biz). The kids tend to take the sarcastic statement literally and even when they know it isn't meant literally they still don't see the humor in it. I'm not sure if that means parents should stop using sarcasm around children though. How else will they learn it?

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