With all due respect

In which I completely adhere to the rules.

The Thinker by Rodin

A daily post topic on being snarky? How will I even be able to bring myself to write three hundred words in a slightly sarcastic manner. If anyone thinks that I get snarky then I do apologise.

In fact I’m surprised that my love of sarcasm doesn’t get me into more trouble. For those who say it is the lowest form of wit I always think that regurgitating that quote provides there is still room to go.

I’ve recently been given a lot of parenting books that turn the snark up to eleven. With titles like “Let’s Panic About Babies!” or “Go the F**k to Sleep” they were never going to be useful, but at least they are fun. That is the great thing about snark, at least you can have a laugh.

We Brits are masters at this, no TV show is without the sarcastic overtunes (normally from a Geordie) making a mockery of the goings on of a bunch of middle-class twits.

Mrs G has struggled to adapt to the less earnest chatter of British TV, whereas American hoarders wants to talk about feelings over here there is a bit more OMG look at that, a 1974 Blue Peter annual. The way we deal with feelings here is that it plays second fiddle to pointing out the crazy.

The original Office TV show was more ‘point and laugh at the boss’ than ‘laugh with the boss’. There is a meaness that runs through British humour that allows us more readily to express what we are thinking behind a veneer of parody and satire.

I love it though, being snarky is like saying “with all due respect ” it allows you to hide behind the mask of humour while saying what you think.

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Snark Bombs, Away!.”

Try your hand at parody or satire — take an article, film, blog post, or song you find misguided, and use humor to show us how. 

Author: geekergosum

Ah, so you worked out the riddle. You just needed to use dwarfish and the doors to Geek Ergo Sum opened. Or perhaps you just used Google. Either way you are here, on my little corner of the Internet.

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