Specialty symbols are off the mark
Imagine if you invented the @ symbol (aka ‘commercial at’)… in 1400… or whenever (no one is sure) It was used for basic accounting, but mostly useless for the masses. That is, until that email app became all the rage. Now imagine if you could charge $2 to everyone using your symbol. You’d be beyond rich!
In this tech world of abbreviated texting it’s no wonder some want to cash in. Here is the ‘Sarc Mark’ – a special symbol meant to denote sarcasm. Download it for 2 bucks. But it’s quite uninspiring, and I doubt anyone would catch its meaning.
So what’s sarcasm? According to Webster: “a sharp and often satirical or ironic utterance designed to cut or give pain” That’ll be 2 bucks, buddy!