The SarcMark, as it has been named, by a Michigan company, is intended to be used to connote irony, sarcasm, satire, really anything in modern communication where the sentence at hand has another intended meaning. “The symbol – a dot inside a single spiral line – can be installed onto any PC running Windows 7, XP or Vista, as well as Macs and Blackberry mobile devices” all for just $1.99.
And really, isn’t it about time. I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve written emails of texts or any sort of modern written communication and had to add fake HTML tags to note the intention behind it. Like, <sarcarm> or <bemusement> or <incredulous> etc. Actually, I sort of wish we could just use modified HTML for things in everyday life because I’m less than thrilled with the design of the sarcasm mark. It’s, um, well, I don’t know what the word I’m looking for is. Fugly, maybe? [via]