“She’s so fat even a hippo would look slimmer than her.”
“I thought I was looking at a blackhole!”
“Dodos aren’t extinct. I’m looking at one.”
“Looks like the waiter went off to grow those coffee beans.”
And the quintessential Indian snark – “Arey kahan mar gaya?”(Where did you go off to?) Actually, nothing in the English language comes close to translating the anger, frustration and derision in this Hindi idiom that literally means ‘did you die or what’.
When we, at Candles Online, decided that this week would be dedicated to ‘Pour Out’, meaning thereby that we would get an opportunity to rant on anything that our hearts desired, I jumped at the opportunity of writing about Sarcasm and how we seem to confuse it with wit. Well of course, there is a fair bit of wit involved in making a sarcastic comment – you have to…
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