Every time I tried to use the excuse, "but mom, I was being sarcastic!" she would always tell me that the root of sarcasm meant "the stripping of the flesh" and whenever I was sarcastic I might as well be doing that to a person because of the emotional harm that I was causing them. My friend recently accused my of being sarcastic and I was reminded of this and I decided to Google it to see if my mom had just made it up to make me feel bad. Turns out she is right.
Latin root of sarcasm - sarco. Means tearing of the flesh. Dang it.

1 comment:

  1. The first time I read this I was distracted by the word "stripping". But the second time I impressed by your mom's wisdom.