Melissa: Look at that nice lookin' car.
Me: The one that looks like it got squished?
Jonah: What?? That's not a nice car at all!
Me: It's sarcasm. You don't get sarcasm yet.
Jonah: Yeah I do! It's like if a roof blows up into another roof an that roof hits the ceiling and blows up!
Melissa: No, that's just silliness, not sarcasm.
Me: Here's an example, Jonah, are you ready? "You are SO GREAT at sarcasm!" Get it?
Me: Because you're terrible at sarcasm!
Jonah: Ohhhhhhh it's like saying something that's not true!
Me: Right, except everyone knows it's not intended to be true.
Jonah: It's like this: "You are not alive!"
Me: Not quite.
Jonah: "You sound like a satellite dish!"
Me: You got it.
Analogies and Metaphors Found in High School... →
“The little boat gently drifted across the pond exactly the way a bowling ball wouldn’t.”