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How to Use the TNIAAM "Sarcasm" Font

MCW and Gerry think your sarcasm is hilarious. - Ezra Shaw

Sarcasm is hard to detect in text. Some ingenious commenters came up with a solution: When we say something sarcastic, let's make the font look different so everyone can read that we're being sarcastic!

Unfortunately, as brilliant as this idea is, there is no sarcasm button in the SB*Nation editor, so if you want to write in the sarcasm font, you're gonna need to write one tiny piece of HTML. I'll teach you how.

But first, the tl;dr explanation: You want to write something sarcastically, put it between an opening and closing CODE tag: <code>SARCASM GOES HERE</code>. Type your sarcasm just like that in the comment box and you should be good to go.

Update: There is an easier way! Just type an @ symbol before and after what you want to be sarcastic: e.g. @sarcasm@

Now a longer explanation.

Let's start with our sarcastic statement: I love Keith Smart!

Written in a normal font, some of you might think I've gone crazy, or I'm an Indiana fan who has infiltrated our lovely community. I am neither, so let's fix that.

I love Keith Smart.

Your first basic HTML lesson. Every fancy font you see on the web is a result of some kind of HTML code. When you click one of the buttons at the top if the editing window in an SB*Nation comment box, all that is doing is wrapping some HTML around the words you're typing; it's doing the coding for you.

The code usually consists if "paired tags" to indicate the start and finish of the styling you want to do. And all HTML tags are denoted by angle brackets (i.e. this: < and this: >)

Let's say I want to bold a word. When I click on the Bold button up top, the editor is putting an opening and closing bold tag around the word I want bolded: <b>BOLDED WORD</b>

See how you were actually able to view the code I typed, rather than the word BOLD WORD bolded? That's thanks to a fancy HTML tag that indicates anything between the paired tags is actually "code" that I want to display on this page. And that, my friends, is what people are using for Sarcasm Font. The tag is the word "code."

So here's how you do it. You want to write something sarcastically, put it between an opening and closing CODE tag: <code>SARCASM GOES HERE</code>.

Update: There is an easier way! Just type an @ symbol before and after what you want to be sarcastic: e.g.@sarcasm@

Now you can sarcasm away and never fear the repercussion of someone thinking you really do wish your mother was a Hoya, and other embarrassing scenarios.

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