Sarcasm is one of the phenomena that seems to have endless fascination for British people, partly because they are stereotypically associated with it. When did sarcasm first start? Is there something about British culture that makes it flourish? And what is sarcasm anyway? These are some of the questions that Gyles Brandeth of BBC 1’s The One Show puts to Jonathan Culpeper in an item reflecting on sarcasm in Britain.
Tune in to BBC1 tonight at 19:00 to hear CASS co-investigator Prof. Jonathan Culpeper discussing sarcasm on The One Show.