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Is linguistic sarcasm used or common in the PI ?

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As another poster mentioned early in the thread, the concept of sarcasm would seem to be counter intuitive to the Philippine concept of SIR.  In general I have found that Filipinos do enjoy being teased in a friendly manner.   I think many Filipinos see sarcasm as being disrespectful and/or insulting, not at all as humor.   If you have ever needed to explain sarcasm as being a joke, not serious, just kidding, etc, then you were probably on very "thin ice".   Some Filipinos may be familiar with sarcasm and not be offended, but why take the chance?  Just my opinions of course.

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My wife's English is ok, not great, but better than she thinks it is.

They announced the other day that in our area they are relaxing the liquor ban this week.  She rolls her eyes and says "Oh, yeah... that will work". Later a cousin, and an aunt, said basically the same thing.  So yeah,  some of them use sarcasm.  

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20 hours ago, KC813 said:

According to brother Google, from Oscar Wilde.  

Interestingly, the whole quote is, "Sarcasm is the lowest form of wit but the highest form of intelligence", but as you all pointed out, only if you have mastered the language.

Thanks KC813

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