Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Has this ever happened to you?

I am experiencing that phenomenon whereby, after hearing a word for the first time, I start to hear it and see it in print almost daily. This sensation is not déjà vu, but it does produce similar feelings and responses. The word in question is “snarky”. Have I been living in a van down by the river? How did I miss out on such a useful adjective? I hope to add "snarky" to my vocabulary in an appropriate, respectful, and thoughtful manner.

7 comments:

Anita Hensley said...

"Yes," she said snarkily, "you have been living in a van by the river."

Anita Hensley said...

ps how can you use "snarky" in an appropiate respectful manner?

Eric Jones said...

For instance, to describe your initial comment on this post. I could appropriately and respectfully consider that comment to be snarky in nature. The word does not necessarily reflect the person, but rather the comment. However, I tend to enjoy snarky bantering and therefore overlook and, at times, encourage such frivolity.

Anita Hensley said...

you're the best eric!
i want to meet your real older (that's emphasis on real and not older) sister sometime.

Shane Vander Hart said...

I love that word!

Eric Jones said...

Anita,
I have a real sister. But, she is not older than me. However, I know you would have a blast hangin' out with her. She is definately fun and snarky at times.

Milton Stanley said...

Yes, it has happened to me. A couple of years ago it was "salvific."