If I had another week, this would be a Blog assignment.
The Science of Sarcasm? Yeah, Right
Read it. And if your response is "Yeah, right" here are some of the key quotes from the article:
Studies have shown that exposure to sarcasm enhances creative problem solving...And more. Read the article. You can say "yeah, right." But read the article! And leave a comment here.
An inability to understand sarcasm [by kindergarten] may be a sign of brain disease.
...23% if the time the phrase "yeah, right" was used [on the telephone], it was uttered sarcastically
Sarcasm seems to exercise the brain more than sincere statements do.
...brains have to work harder to understand sarcasm.
Richard Chin, Smithsonian.com, November 14, 2011