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(1) I notice that if I don't put /sarcasm/ after some of my tweets, that I am susceptible to twitter snipers who mistake wit and humor for ignorance.

A few days ago, someone was complaining that Cracker Barrel was facilitating racial indoctrination because ....
(2) they are selling a children's book which depicts both a black child and a white child.

The tweeter stated he was going to boycott Cracker Barrel.

I responded that while there "may be racial indoctrination" going on, I didn't see an issue in this case.
(3) I sarcatically replied (attempting to make light of the issue) that the real "racial indoctrination" and issue was the name of the establishment; "Cracker" Barrel.
(4) The responses I received were hilarious:

One of them was:

"You dumb Mother-F****r, they literally sold crackers out of a barrel when the first store was founded in the late 1960s ...."

What's my point? I'm not sure. But when people lack humor, or the ability to ....
(5) perceive it, that shallowness and lack of perception indicates a fault within our culture and society.

One of indicators of mastering a foreign language/culture is being able to make people laugh or express humor - in their language.
(6) conversely speaking, what does that imply for people who fail to understand subtle humor in their first language, attempted by a fellow (native language) speaker?
(7) I mean honestly, even without the
/sarcasm/ tag, how could a native (American-born) English speaker misconstrue my comment for being non-humorous?

Like a (caucasian) white-owned company would name their store "Cracker" Barrel out of some racial motivation?

(8) A little of from my normal topic(s), but still (I think) noteworthy

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