This weeks vocabulary builder word: SARDONIC

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  1. ping-ping-clicka

    ping-ping-clicka Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

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    Last week we explored Snark or Snarky.
    Let's try writing a sardonically humorous statement or joke.

    The Greeks used sardonic for laughter, but we only use it when
    someone's humor is also mocking or ironic.
    "the only thing worse than breaking up with someone
    is for them to still be breathing after the break up."
     
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    Guitarteach Poster Extraordinaire

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    Vocabulary exercises on a guitar forum? Another ‘school me’ thread?
     
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    Nick Fanis Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

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    Yep.

    https://el.wiktionary.org/wiki/σαρδόνιος

    In fact it was the first EVER robot :) named Talos (Τάλως in Greek) that laughed sardonically in....,you guessed right, Sardinia.....after teaching the locals a lesson....in justice...
     
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    ping-ping-clicka Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

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    thank you for participating , any sardonic joke or pithy quotes?
     
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    You first...<followed by sardonic laughter> Mwhhaa, Mwhaaa,:twisted::lol:
     
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    The derisively mocking element of sardonic wit forms a keystone of English humour. Wodehouse was a master with the interactions between Bertie Wooster and Jeeves.

    Bertie 'Everyone has asked for the name of my tailor'
    Jeeves 'Doubtless with the aim of avoiding him, Sir'

    ( The above is somewhat paraphrased )
     
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    Entelechy
     
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    hemingway Poster Extraordinaire

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    I prefer sardinic laughter, where the joke is at the expense of small fish.

    HA, stupid small fish . . .
     
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    Oh, just get over yourselves :lol:
     
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    ping-ping-clicka Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

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    that's spot on, well done , but? could you do it again?
     
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    Very good, yes I appreciate that response :rolleyes:
     
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    I prefer sarcasm, myself.
     
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    Sardonically sartorial?
     
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    Double up! Combine that with schadenfreude -- delight in another person's misfortune.
     
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    Fender's looking for a new model.
    She will likely just be a slightly more expensive reissue.
     
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    It must have taken some time to come up with this idea.......

    (Hows that? Not sure....)
     
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    ping-ping-clicka Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

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    well, aaah, that's the spirit of participation that I like to see, a true sidewinder lurking in your response.
    It must have taken some time to come up with this idea.......(Hows that? Not sure....)
     
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