I was very sarcastic—I still am working on that because the definition of sarcasm is “a cutting, often ironic remark intended to wound,” and that goes against my values. ~ P., Bill; W., Todd; S., Sara. Drop the Rock: Removing Character Defects – Steps Six and Seven (p. 46). Hazelden Publishing. Kindle Edition.
Sarcasm: the use of irony
to mock or convey contempt.
Irony: the expression of one’s meaning
by using language
that normally signifies the opposite,
typically for humorous or emphatic effect.
“If you can’t say nothing nice
don’t say nothing at all.”
Love the Lord your God
with all your heart and with all your soul
and with all your mind …
The second is this:
‘Love your neighbor as yourself.
“I am suggesting that as we go through life,
we ‘accentuate the positive.’
I am asking that we look a little deeper for the good,
that we still our voices of insult and sarcasm,
that we more generously
endorse virtue and effort.”
Gordon B. Hinckley
Do you really need
to throw verbal darts?