If #Sarcasm Is The Lowest Form Of Wit – How Come Only Intelligent People Understand It?

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House, Seinfeld, Black Adder… all these and very many more are examples of sarcasm on TV. For the screen writers to come up with this stuff, I expect it takes more than a few hours of hard work. It isn’t the easiest trick in the book to make people laugh.

So how come sarcasm has ended up with the tag – ‘the lowest form of wit?’

Any ideas?

3 thoughts on “If #Sarcasm Is The Lowest Form Of Wit – How Come Only Intelligent People Understand It?

  1. I’m of the opinion that wit, generally, requires intelligence to create… thus being the “lowest” form of wit is not necessarily a bad thing, it just means that it comes easiest to the mind. Creating a satire or even a parody requires a lot more thinking and planning, whereas sarcasm just rolls off the tongue. Or at least that’s my take on this saying! ;D

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