sarcasm is the lowest form of wit

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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First of all J Bull, sarcasm is the lowest form of wit. It is a shame that you could not challenge any of the major points of my letter.
They say sarcasm is the lowest form of wit, but when directed towards a pampered star and delivered in her gravelly New York drawl and (largely) only attacking their carefully cultivated look, it was funny, very funny.
* J HAMPTON claims sarcasm is the lowest form of wit (Letters, May 31).
"Erm, sorry love - you're joking aren't you?" Still not realising what was going on, he had to point out - at maximum volume and in front of a now largely enraged queue of people - that I should have been using the buttons and this particular cash point (I've always said sarcasm is the lowest form of wit) didn't yet have touch-screen technology!
IN answer to Ahmed and 'A curious view', (GDN, February 22), you must know that sarcasm is the lowest form of wit. The person was merely pointing out a genuine fact.
"Sarcasm is the lowest form of wit, I know, and it also doesn't read very well.
I know sarcasm is the lowest form of wit. Is A N of Newcastle trying to prove the point?
Sarcasm is the lowest form of wit, and it's easy against a very public figure.
If he is being witty he should know that sarcasm is the lowest form of wit.
And while it's said sarcasm is the lowest form of wit, it's still among the best loved with a third of those polled claiming it makes them chuckle the most.