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Our Love-Hate Relationship With Sarcasm

Does this particular brand of humor deserve its bad reputation?

Annoyed man rolling his eyes while sitting in office looking at window.
Annoyed man rolling his eyes while sitting in office looking at window.

Sarcasm — the lowest form of wit, hostility disguised as humor—is banned in North Korea. For a mode of expression so widely reviled, it’s everywhere. Used by everyone from Socrates to David Letterman to Jesus Christ, it has permeated…