Sarcasm may seem rude, but teaching kids how to take it, and dish it out, is important. Here's the lowdown on dealing with kids and sarcasm. I picked my nine-year old son up from his dad’s house and hoped he wouldn’t notice my appearance. My kid-free weekend went horribly awry after the failed pairing of shiraz and a home haircut, and he wasn’t in the car long before I heard, “Nice haircut, Mom.”This wasn’t his first attempt at sarcasm.
When the live-action Beauty and the Beast hinted that there would be a same-sex infatuation by a minor character, many members of the public took a cue from the cartoon, grabbed their torches, and hit the streets yelling, “Kill the Beast!” Or at least kill its release. That Belle was kidnapped and held prisoner was of no concern to them, nor was her growing love for a were-buffalo. But let LeFou have a few romantic feelings for Gaston and all Hell breaks loose.
“Tyson pinched me!” she exclaimed. There was a whine to her voice that grated on me. “But Janelle hit my back!” he retorted without missing a beat. Sometimes it feels as though there is no end to the bickering and fighting. I’m a big believer in trying to encourage my kids to figure out their disputes by themselves, but when things get physical, I make sure they both know that they are expected to keep their hands off each other.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".