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snark |snärk| noun an imaginary animal (used to refer to someone or something that is difficult to track down). ORIGIN 1876: nonsense word coined by Lewis Carroll in The Hunting of the Snark.
snarky |ˈsnärkē| adjective ( snarkier, snarkiest) informal (of a person, words, or a mood) sharply critical; cutting; snide : the kid who makes snarky remarks in class. • cranky; irritable : Bobby’s always a bit snarky before his nap.
Now I have to go read that book and find out what a snark is really like once you find it. Does the snark get angry if found? Is it dangerous when cornered?
Snarks are ambitious, fond of bathing machines, slow in taking a jest, I could go on and on but you should read the poem, you’ll enjoy it! Or if you prefer it in pictures, here:
Boojums ( another species of snarks) are far less amusing and often fatal!
I used “snarky mo-fo” as a caption for one of the pictures of myself on MySpace. I wasn’t even sure of the word’s meaning– let alone its origin– but it sounded kinda hot.