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Sartalics: Company Develops Sarcasm Font (VIDEO)

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We who spend our days IMing, Facebooking, Tweeting and so on have said it time and time again: there is a great need for a sarcasm font. Well, it looks like our social networking prayers have finally been answered by a company called Twitterblitz, started by three New York interns working at Bartle Bogle Hegarty (BBH). The solution? Sartalics.

Here's how Sartalics will work: when you want to send a sarcastic comment, you will simply put your sarcastic sentence between two backslashes and the words will slant to the left, signifying that what you are saying is the opposite of what you mean.

Twitterblitz plans on tweeting directly at "all of internet's biggest players" including executives at Google, Twitter, Facebook, Microsoft, Tumblr, Yahoo and Apple informing them of Sartalics. However, this will only happen once Twitterblitz gets 10,000 people to sign the pledge on their website. Twitter users are joining "Twitterblitz for Sartalics," an app that allows thousands of tweets to be sent from different accounts all at once, which will ensure that Sartalics becomes a trending Twitter topic.

People are beginning to slowly but surely show their support of this initiative by following Sartalics on Twitter. Your Twitter account will act as your virtual signature.

Check out the video below to learn more about Sartalics!

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