Sarcastic “Facetious,” “humorous,” and “sardonic” have comparable meanings, and also in training, a lot of men and women use them interchangeably, however I am positive enterprising teens, comedians, along with political commentators can find applications for all 3 types of remarks. “Sarcastic” stems from a Greek term which means “to talk or to sneer. ‘Facetious,”’Sarcastic,” or”Sardonic’?

A listener named Carrie asked, “What’s the difference between ‘facetious,’ ‘sarcastic,’ and ‘sardonic’?” “Facetious,” “sarcastic,” and “sardonic” all have similar meanings, and in practice, many people use them interchangeably, but …

Celebrating 100 Years of Muriel Spark

2018 marks the centenary of Muriel Spark’s birth and I have recently read her autobiography ‘Curriculum Vitae’ and one of her most famous novels ‘The Driver’s Seat’ which was first …

Can’Request’ Be a Noun?

A couple of weeks ago I got an email from a listener named Luana. She wrote,  “My husband works in sales, and the phrase ‘The ask is…’ is frequently used. …