Kind v. Snarky Tweets

by Quentin Schultze

Who doesn’t enjoy snarky retorts that put deserving folks in their places? They are a mainstay of situation comedies, especially when the stories can’t carry the humor.

Snark = snide remark.

Self-Referential Snark

Twitter has little space for narrative. It’s all about simple, direct expression. Including clever criticism.

Lewis Carroll’s fictional “snarks” in his nonsensical poem “The Hunting of the Snark” are ambitious but humorless creatures who can be charmed with soap and smiles. Consider drops of kindness in a sea of snarky tweets. They have the power to encourage and delight without detracting from those who justly deserve a little snark.

— Quin

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