Y’all, if there’s one thing I love, it is snarkiness. I think we all know that. So, today, on a whim, I looked up “snark” in the OED and would you believe that it’s a word?
Not just a word, but a word with a history.
We see evidence of it being used to mean to find fault with or to nag back in 1882.
But look, look at the etymology!
“Corresponds to MLG. and LG. snarken (NFris. snarke, Sw. and Norw. snarka), MHG. snarchen (G. schnarchen, schnarken)”
More than one language has “snark” in it?
That’s going to tickle me all day.
But what will Dr. Pepper and the children say if you run off with a dictionary?
Yes, but doesn’t it mean “to snore” in German? Doesn’t have the same level of fun for me…. Or maybe I should check my own dictionary. Instead, I choose to trundle off to bed.