Is there a specific word for when the beginning of a statement is positive, and then you you turn it into a mockery or ridicule?


"I really do love Rick, he is my favorite comedian, because he makes the rest of us appear funny."

"It's fun to be your new teacher. I said to the principal that I wanted the best class of the school, they weren't here, unfortunately."

"You know what the best thing about (City 1) is? It's just takes one hour to get back to (City 2)."

Obviously it's sarcastic, because it ridicules in a smart way, but is there another word to describe this specific type of sarcasm, when you build it up as if it was a compliment, and then the ending shows that it is not. It's not really irony because you say exactly what you mean. Maybe ambivalence?



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