I think that it's easy to misunderstand text messages or message left on any internet site. You can take a simple sentence and read it in a variety of ways which can lead to hurt feelings and conflicts. It's hard to figure out the "tone" of a sentence when you can't hear a voice or see facial ex<x>pressions and body language. I know some peeps think that if they follow up a "harsh or sarcastic" comment with "LOL" or *Smiles* that it won't be taken as harsh... but that isn't always the case.<br />
When texting or using the internet, one should be mindful of how a sentence may come across.<br />
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I find that when this happens to me it is because I have not been clear and concise. Its always my own fault. Its easy to expect others to understand what you mean - after all the meaning is clear to yourself. But not everyone uses words in the same way. I find it best to be as simple as possible.
I think it's very difficult to get my kind of humor across on the internet. I can be a bit sarcastic and think I'm being witty and it definitely does not got over well on the internet. I've had to offer a lot of apologies. I still haven't quite figured out how to get sarcasm, wit, and humor to come out not so caustic on the internet!
Not so much ! ~
My sarcasm definitely befuddles some people. But I've been on the other end of a mysterious emailer so i guess it happens to us all.