Hello. I’m alsarcastic.
…and this is my blog.
How did the name come about? This blog has been through many names over the years it has been active. (active!? – Ha!) alsarcastic is probably the longest serving blog name and I don’t intend to change it any time soon. Before it was alsarcastic it was mistersarcastic as a match for my twitter account. Once upon a time I deleted the mistersarcastic Twitter account and when I went back to use it again the name had been taken by someone else. The account is now suspended. Ha! Take that, mister-account-name-thief-sarcastic.
I needed a replacement. My name is Al. alsarcastic was born.
I am not currently active on Twitter due to my self-imposed twelve-month social media ban. I’ll write about that at a later date.
Why sarcastic? I’m terrible. I have no filter when it comes to sarcasm:
“Sarcasm is the lowest form of wit but the highest form of intelligence,” wrote that connoisseur of wit, Oscar Wilde. Whether sarcasm is a sign of intelligence or not, communication experts and marriage counsellors alike typically advise us to stay away from this particular form of expression. The reason is simple: sarcasm expresses the poisonous sting of contempt, hurting others and harming relationships. As a form of communication, sarcasm takes on the debt of conflict.
And yet, our research suggests, there may also be some unexpected benefits from sarcasm: greater creativity. The use of sarcasm, in fact, promotes creativity for those on both the giving and receiving end of sarcastic exchanges. Instead of avoiding sarcasm completely in the office, the research suggests sarcasm, used with care and in moderation, can be effectively used and trigger some creative sparks.
I wouldn’t go so far as to suggest it’s the highest form of intelligence and I’m far from the most cleverest chap to walk god’s green earth, but I am prone to sarcasm both online and offline. It’s something my friends typically groan at before massive eye-rolling. To summarise. My name is Al and I am sarcastic. Hence; alsarcastic.
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