Hypothesis Re-stated: My hypothesis is about the sarcasm used in online and spoken language. In an online conversation less sarcasm will be used because its harder to convey than in a spoken conversation.
Analytical Paragraph: In a spoken conversation sarcasm is used easily and can be conveyed in many different ways. It is mostly conveyed by the tone of the speaker’s voice, usually with a repeated letter in a word the end of the word. For example, if someone said “Pablo is smart” I would respond with “Yeah, soooooooo smart”. Now this type of Sarcasm can be used in text and written language as well by typing the same letter over and over again and assisted with a laughing emoji at the end.
But, a more sophisticated use of sarcasm can only be used in spoken conversation and I would go further to say only with a close group of friends and family. This type of sarcasm is different from the type that I talked about,. This is when you say something that is sarcastic but have a straight face and don’t make any words sound longer. But, most likely you or another person using this type of sarcasm will have a characteristic at the end which will be a telling sign that they are being sarcastic. Most likely a stranger wouldn’t be able to pick it, but close friends and family would. This could be a simple scratch of the ear or a hand run through the hair, this will become apparent eventually to the people close to you. There is no way that this could be conveyed in a text message.