Dedicated to sarcastic people. You know who you are.

According to Australian scientists, sarcasm can help diagnose dementia.  Apparently those under 65 suffering from a common form of dementia cannot detect when someone is being sarcastic.

So for those of you who heart sarcasm or insist that you have the spiritual gift of sarcasm, you now have an easy answer when people get irritated at you: Just tell them you were doing a dementia screen and that you’ll be performing one again real soon.  They should be relieved and grateful at the results of their free mental health check up.  Look at you, what an altruistic public servant! 

As Homer Simpson would say, “In case you couldn’t tell, I was being sarcastic.” 

Source: Birmingham’s City Paper (I’m hanging out in Alabama today as my daughter is auditioning for their ballet tomorrow).

0 thoughts on “Dedicated to sarcastic people. You know who you are.”

  1. That’s hilarious!

    We were at the store today and saw a shirt that said, “Sarcasm, just one of my many talents.” I looked all around to buy it (the one we saw was a display) but couldn’t fine one! Sarcasm is something our whole family is very good at. 🙂


  2. When my daughter was about 5, she stuck out her tongue. I sarcastically told her to do it again. Having recently seen Star Wars Episode 1, I had a plan to teach her a lesson.

    Of course she did as instructed and like Obi-Wan Kenobi did to Jar Jar Binks, I grabbed her tongue.

    She has never forgotten the lesson that she shouldn’t stick her tongue out at others. She also teslls me that a 5 year old just doesn’t understand sarcasm…


  3. So wait? Is this post sarcastic Neil? I can’t tell…must be my dementia…

    That’s the trouble with sarcasm…too easy to breed.;)


  4. That is interesting. My mother, who suffers from Alzheimers, did lose all sense of sarcasm long before she had any symptoms.

    I remember a number of times when she was angry or insulted because she did not recognize a remark as sarcastic.


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