Asked • 06/23/19

Is there a word or phrase to describe ambiguous sarcasm?

To be specific, this statement refers to a phrase in which the writer/speaker's intention of being sarcastic is not disclosed to the reader/listener (deliberately or accidentally). The effect strongly depends on the vocal inflection placed on the statement. Is there a better word or phrase than "ambiguous sarcasm"? EDIT: This includes the case in which the speaker is unsure about his or her intentions, leaving the implication of the statement for interpretation.

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Stephanie G. answered • 08/21/19

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