Big Bang Theory Irony/Sarcasm

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AP Language and Composition Presentation
Irony (verbal) example


  1. Every time anyone says "sarcasm" / "sarcastic" in Big Bang Theory, it is really irony / ironic… although it could be both. Sarcasm is hurtful language. Irony is the opposite of what is meant or expected. To say "Well, this is just great" about something you hate is irony, not sarcasm. In the clip above, Leonard is not speaking hurtfully to Sheldon, so it is not sarcasm. He is also not saying the opposite of what he means, even though it isn't how he feels. We could say he is being darkly facetious.

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