NANFA-- RE: Sardonic vs Sarcastic - nanfa V1 #1991

Bob Sinclair (
Tue, 16 Mar 2004 12:00:54 -0800


I prefer "sardonic" to "sarcastic" in most instances.

Sardonic implies a bit of humor is intended, whereas sarcastic
implies a deliberate attempt to be caustic, hurtful and contemptuous.

Bob Sinclair - who at times can be a bit of a pedant

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Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2004 00:26:47 -0500
From: Irate Mormon <>
Subject: Re: NANFA-- Re: nanfa V1 #1990

Quoting Jeffrey Fullerton <>:

> If you want to promote conservation- defend private property and fight the
> death tax and eminent domain abuse by local governments!

Agghhh! POLITICS! (Martin forms a cross with index fingers of both hands, held
in front of face, which is averted from the looming spectre)

OK, sorry. I just had to get that out :-) I'm just being sardonic (to use RJS's
word) again!
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