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Is it short for something? Where did it originate?

And why does it seem like we're only allowed to say it on the internet? Do you say it IRL? If not, why not?

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I use the word IRL. usually snarky though. It's in the same family as rude or sarcastic to me.
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I use the word IRL. usually snarky though. It's in the same family as rude or sarcastic to me.

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I don't use the word but I take it to mean "snotty tone of voice."

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bitterly biting and sarcastic.

Jon Stewart and Bill Maher are known to be snarky.

I enjoy the snark of JS and BM.

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I use the word IRL. usually snarky though. It's in the same family as rude or sarcastic to me.
Same here. I only use it when gossiping with other girlfriends, vs talking to dh, family, co-workers, if that makes a difference. Maybe its just a girl thing to me...
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I both say and do snark in real life, and often.

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The Snark was a Boojum.

Though I think in popular usage it is a combination of sarcastic and remark? With an N thrown in for good measure?
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I use the word IRL. usually snarky though. It's in the same family as rude or sarcastic to me.
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