Flashback Friday: Surprise surprise, sarcasm is hard to communicate via email.

You’ve probably received at least one of those emails that leave you wondering: is this for real, or is is supposed to be “funny”? In this study, the authors used a series of experiments with Cornell undergrads to test whether people are able to convey sarcasm over email as well as they think they can. The short answer is no – people are overconfident about their ability to communicate – but you should definitely read the excerpt below to get an idea of the types of phrases they used for the

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