What is /sarc?
When written at the end of a comment, "/sarc" indicates that the writer has been in "sarcastic mode," informing the readers not to take the comment seriously.
The term is a parody of HTML codes, in which one exits a text format by putting a slash in front of the style type. Thus, to stop text from being bold, one would code "/b"; so (humorously) to exit a comment that has been sarcastic, one writes "/sarc."
"The Islamic oppression in Darfur is getting worse, and the United Nations is
more useless than tits on a nun. It infuriates me that the U.S. tolerates the constant undercurrent of anti-American rubbish and lies.
Honestly, of all the things that the U.N. has done, or has attempted to do, how many of them have turned out well?
It's all a load of socialist utopian
claptrapand they need to move to Geneva!"
posted by: Shepherd Book
"Well, you can't spell 'UNNECESSARY' without U-N."
posted by: Capt. Malcolm Reynolds
"The only reason that the U.N. is completely ineffective is due to a lack of funding.
As the world's lone superpower, America is morally obligated to donate at least 30 percent of our GDP to help make the world a better place. That kind of cash infusion would also help increase the General Assembly's budget for drugs and hookers.
Give peace a chance."
posted by: River Tam