If I said this to you in real life, my face would look like this:
I have to hold back with people who don't know me too well. My husband and I are very sarcastic. Most of my family is sarcastic.
Can you handle sarcasm? And, are you sarcastic too?
Merriam Webster describes it as:
1: a sharp and often satirical or ironic utterance designed to cut or give pain.
2: a mode of satirical wit depending for its effect on bitter, caustic, and often ironic language that is usually directed against an individual.
There is a member here who had advised me to shorten my username (which I did out of courtesy -- this was before the @ tool was added for replies). When he discovered that I had changed it he said he was just being sarcastic, was joking. There was no indication of sarcasm/jesting. I mentioned to him that there is often truth embedded in sarcasm/jest. While I can be quite sarcastic in certain situations, and love satire, I also examine my intentions and how it could be perceived by the receiver.
I appreciate sarcasm...I think my sarcasm morphed into pure silliness...probably because people take themselves so seriously. That'll be my new religion....I will call it...The Cosmic Joke....now, everybody sit down on your whoopy cushions and let us begin...
Sarcasm is not my favorite in social discourse, but this a large group with many different personalities, so it is something that is to be expected. I just don't personalize comments that could be interpreted as offensive. In interpersonal communication it is much easier to read, give feed back, and dialog, and the result hopefully is mutual understanding. Sarcasm is a art, and depends on the person's sarcasm as whether or not it is well received.