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Lewis Carroll may have been the first to coin the term "snark" in his late 19th-century nonsense poem, "The Hunting of the Snark."
What is snark? It's what Americans regularly see on The Daily Show and The Office. It's what Ambrose Bierce wrote about in his watershed 1911 satire, The Devil's Dictionary. For better or worse, snark is an integral part of our comic heritage, and it's not going away anytime soon.
Authors Lawrence Dorfman (The Snark Handbook) and Gina Barreca (It's Not That I'm Bitter ...) join us to discuss the joys of snarking. We'll talk about what makes good snark and what makes bad snark. And how is snark becoming more and more a part of our daily pop culture?
Join the conversation. Do you have a favorite snarky line? Enjoy a certain degree of rudeness in your comedy or is snark just downright disrespectful? Comment below or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.