context – con-text – “with text”. Basic sarcasm is: “ha, I have said the opposite of what I really mean and that’s funny haha!” There’s usually very little in the text itself that indicates, “THIS IS SARCASTIC NOW” but there is often something. Online, it might be a   or   that tells you, “Switch this meaning into opposite mode”. But that’s all basic sarcasm. Higher levels involve using your pre existing knowledge to bear upon the conversation in order to interpret it properly, as the text itself is devoid of its full message.

context – con-text – “with text”.
Basic sarcasm is: “ha, I have said the opposite of what I really mean and that’s funny haha!”
 
There’s usually very little in the text itself that indicates, “THIS IS SARCASTIC NOW” but there is often something.
 
Online, it might be a   or   that tells you, “Switch this meaning into opposite mode”.
 
But that’s all basic sarcasm.
 
Higher levels involve using your pre existing knowledge to bear upon the conversation in order to interpret it properly, as the text itself is devoid of its full message.
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 Ah, this is tricky. I’ll take that as sarcasm because your previous comment “Tell me about it” is a well-known sarcastic comment.Or it could be gratitude.

The ensuing confusion on the receiver’s part is part of the humor for the sender. It’s a very popular hobby from age 7-death.

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  “How can I communicate so little while saying so much” is how I do it.
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