[Ads-l] snark

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Mon Feb 7 16:10:02 UTC 2022

I discussed the modern sense of "snark" (a back-formation of "snarky") on a
2014 episode of the podcast Lexicon Valley, with a follow-up Word Routes


As mentioned there, the site Television Without Pity was using the motto
"Spare the snark, spoil the networks" in 2002. Merriam-Webster dates the
noun to 1999 and the verb to 1987.



On Mon, Feb 7, 2022 at 10:40 AM Stephen Goranson <goranson at duke.edu> wrote:

> Hunting of the Snark is a classic of cryptozoology...
> if there ever was.
> But OED seems to lack the more recent sense.

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