Snark attempts to steal someone’s mojo, erase her cool, annihilate her effectiveness with the nasty, insidious, rug-pulling, teasing insult, which makes reference to some generally understood shared prejudice or distaste.”
–David Denby: Snark: It’s Mean, It’s Personal, and It’s Ruining Our Conversation
I have a guilty displeasure: reading the comments section of Chicago’s online newspaper DNA Info. The comments following any article regarding Chicago Public Schools get my goat, as they’d get the goat of any CPS teacher. The Peanut Gallery giddily rips apart the intelligence of teachers and students alike, unaware of any reality that goes on inside the schools.