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How to be Sarcastic in English

Sarcasm is when we respond or comment on something using humour and we often say the opposite of what’s true to make someone look or feel foolish.

For example, let’s say you see someone carrying some heavy boxes, you can ask them, “Do you want me to help?”  They reply, “No it’s okay, this horrible pain is lovely!” This is sarcasm.

It’s often expressed with a sarcastic tone of voice, or a roll of the eyes. But we also use some expressions to talk about it, and that’s exactly what I’ll be looking at in this video.

Common Sarcastic Expressions

You don’t say?

That’s just what I needed today!

What a surprise!

Really Sherlock?

I made the genius decision to look after this baby

How about in your culture? Do you talk sarcastically a lot? What other examples of sarcasm in English have you heard?

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