Sunday, January 4, 2009


Word of the Day
Sardonic (adjective)
Pronunciation: [sahr-'dah-nik]
Definition: Disdainful or cynically derisive, especially in facial or verbal expression.
Usage: "Sarcastic" implies a derision intended to hurt someone. "Ironic" implies an amusingly provocative disparity between intended or done and what is said. "Sardonic" implies a cynical derision expressed either verbally or facially.
Suggested Usage: Sardonic remarks often follow ambiguous statements: "Joe is an unusual wit,' said Fred. 'That's true,' Marge remarked sardonically," or fit ridiculous situations: "Murray's marriage proposal received nothing but a sardonic smile from Eloise."
Etymology: From Greek sardanios "scornful (smiles or laughter)" from "sardane," a Sardinian plant (Sardinian crowfoot, Ranunculus Sardous) which causes grimacing when eaten. Later Greek authors wrote "sardonios" (from Sardo "Sardinia") which the French borrowed as "sardonique," whence the English word. –Dr. Language,

We all know people like this.....

Anothe observation for the day is that I have left my email accumulate I have to go thru them too.


  1. Yes, there are alot of these kind of people around.

  2. ....a sardonic lift of the brow.

    love the word sardonic....hope that does not reflect poorly on me.