THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN sarcasm and irony is lost on most people.
The odds are that most people will think that they are the same.
Well, in a way they would be right, except that sarcasm is a more nasty form of irony, used primarily to score points or to hurt.
It would be ironic if a daredevil stuntman renowned for performing death-defying feats fell off a step ladder and killed himself.
It would be sarcastic if someone referred to a tramp on a street corner as ‘Donald Trump’.
Some say that sarcasm is the humour of the intelligent while other call it the lowest form of wit.
Here at Ha! Magazine we employ both in order to satirize the world we live in today.