Tuesday, May 14, 2013

sarcastic/ironic: Common Errors in English Usage Entry for Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Not all ironic comments are sarcastic. Sarcasm is meant to mock or wound. Irony can be amusing without being maliciously aimed at hurting anyone.

1 comment:

  1. It's nice to see a distinction made between these. I know a lot of people use ironic when they really ought to use sarcastic.

    Great blog! I've just found it when I was looking for which e was accented in fiancee or if it was acceptable to leave the accent off. Turns out, I wanted the word fiance not fiancee! That would have been a tad bit of an embarassment had I not found your post. I also then saw your Common Errors site and had a nice browse around.