Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Word of the Day: Sarcasm

: a keen or bitter taunt : a cutting gibe or rebuke often delivered in a tone of contempt or disgust
About the Word:
Sarcasm, that verbal flourish beloved by supercilious people the world over, has the sort of origin that makes other words jealous. It is descended ultimately from the ancient Greek word sarkazein, which means 'to tear flesh like dogs' (or also 'to bite the lips in rage' or 'to speak bitterly').