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snark

 (snärk)
n. Slang
1. A snide, sarcastic, or disrespectful attitude: "On the issue of mainstream monotheistic religions and the irrationality behind many of religion's core tenets, scientists often set aside their skewers, their snark, and their impatient demand for proof, and instead don the calming cardigan of a kiddie-show host on public TV" (Natalie Angier).
2. Commentary expressing such an attitude: "He must now endure days of media scrutiny, schadenfreude from his rivals and an overflow of social media scorn, snark and satire" (Alessandra Stanley).

[Back-formation from snarky.]

snark v.

snark

(snɑːk)
n
1. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) an imaginary creature in Lewis Carroll's poetry
2. (Poetry) an imaginary creature in Lewis Carroll's poetry

snark

- A blend of snake and shark by Lewis Carroll, it is a synonym for "snore" or "snort."
See also related terms for snake.
References in classic literature ?
"Just the place for a Snark!" the Bellman cried, As he landed his crew with care; Supporting each man on the top of the tide By a finger entwined in his hair.
"Just the place for a Snark! I have said it twice: That alone should encourage the crew.
And that, after all, Is the thing that one needs with a Snark."
The last of the crew needs especial remark, Though he looked an incredible dunce: He had just one idea--but, that one being "Snark," The good Bellman engaged him at once.
The Beaver, who happened to hear the remark, Protested, with tears in its eyes, That not even the rapture of hunting the Snark Could atone for that dismal surprise!
When the Snark sailed on her long cruise from San Francisco there was nothing to drink on board.
And thereafter, once each day, at twelve o'clock, after our observations were worked up and the Snark's position charted, I drank half a tumbler of the stuff.
And let me say right here that the doctor's job on the Snark at that time was a man's job.
I sweated out my thousand words a day, every day, except when the shock of fever smote me, or a couple of nasty squalls smote the Snark, in the morning.
And when we careened the Snark and had to work in the water to our necks between shocks of fever, I noted how raw trade rum helped the work along.
Each Snark Park installation will be accompanied by a unique retail experience, including an exclusive partnership with KITH Treats, Snarkitecture-designed limited edition objects, as well as one-of-a-kind collaborations with brands from around the world.
The syllogistic snark might unfold thus: "If students are customers, and the customer is always right, then why bother?" Such cynicism would have us sidestep meaningful considerations of happiness in higher ed, returning us to more serious matters.