sarcasm is the lowest form of wit

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sarcasm is the lowest form of wit

It is easy to be sarcastic, and not as clever as other means of making a joke. The phrase implies that one thinks sarcasm is crass or irritating. The snarky comments are getting old, Kyle. Sarcasm is the lowest form of wit, you know.
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The next step was to teach the system to identify sarcasm and the researchers found that the algorithm that had been trained to identify emotions through emoji use was better at predicting the sarcasm as well.
I do hope he is not in charge of teenagers as his brand of sarcasm is one they hate and is unfair.
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Request for proposals on software system to detect sarcasm for the US Secret Service, agency that protects US leaders and major visitors along with the nation's financial system
Sarcasm is, of course, the lowest form of wit, if you exclude Ronnie Corbett, but Mourinho does a nice line in it.
These sanctions are already a bore, they truly cause a sense of irony and even sarcasm.
Sarcasm should be illegal for the under-16s and I'm too old to pick fights like this but sometimes yelling "na na na na na" is the only way to go, whatever age you are.
They generally begin to recognize sarcasm between ages 6 and 8, especially familiar sarcastic praise such as "Thanks a lot
In general, previous research attempting to distinguish irony from sarcasm has stopped at the point of conceptualization and relied upon research participants to generate examples or define the differences between irony and sarcasm.
The British are renowned for their mastery of the "lowest form of wit," but it's uncertain whether Ayoub and Chahrour's love of sarcasm predates their time in Britain.
STEVE Payne (Letters, June 16) appears to believe that sarcasm is a form of humour quite acceptable in polite company.
His sarcasm has not gone down well on the continent and an anti-Norton internet campaign was launched in Albania after he slagged off a teenage contestant.
video blog, with a pinch of sarcasm and straight from the heart.
My comment on the radio after the race was an example of Australian sarcasm - either at its best or worst depending on how you choose to take it.