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Old 09-04-2014, 06:41 PM   #1
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Is this the place for a Rhetorical Question?

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I guess I need to label my questions as rhetorical or sarcastic
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Hey, that could be a new forum feature!
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We need emoticons for those!
Hah!
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Old 09-04-2014, 06:53 PM   #2
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Or is it sarcastic. How would you define a reply?
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Old 09-04-2014, 07:11 PM   #3
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Maybe rhetoricastic or is it sarcatorial?
I'm so confused.
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Old 09-04-2014, 07:59 PM   #4
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Can I ever stop asking rhetorical questions sarcastically?
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Old 09-04-2014, 09:25 PM   #5
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Is "smart-a.." question an option?
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Old 09-04-2014, 09:33 PM   #6
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Old 09-05-2014, 12:03 AM   #7
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no.

yes.


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Old 09-05-2014, 09:49 AM   #8
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Irony punctuation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia gives some options for physical markers to indicate irony punctuation.

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Questioningly Results: Mark It Day - The New Yorker

I rather like ?] to indicate a rhetorical question...
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Sounds like you have to much time on your hands.
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Old 09-05-2014, 01:55 PM   #10
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I don't know... does this sound like a rhetorical question to you? (?)

Although this was the winner, it just doesn't define rhetorical for me. The question mark itself seems to me to be asking for a response. I assume that a true rhetorical question doesn't want an answer.
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