"Australian scientists studying illnesses of the brain believe that an inability to detect when someone is being sarcastic is a symptom of dementia."
Oh, ya sure, THAT's going to work, right, WHAT EVER..... They'll probably discover that irony actually causes mental illness, then where will be be?
"The AFP reporters apparently asked Hodges whether the test would still work on "people from countries not renowned for their appreciation of sarcasm or irony".
"Apparently he believed the test "could be modified".