Friday 14 May 2021 by Neil Tollfree

Sarcasm is the lowest form of wit, says man who has never heard of puns


Sarcasm is lowest form of wit insists man who has never heard of puns

A man who claimed that ‘sarcasm is the lowest form of wit’ was left red-faced when he was introduced to puns.

“Boy, do I feel stupid,” explained an embarrassed Simon Williams, a wasp ostler from Dorchester.

“For years I’ve been berating sarcastic people, saying that sarcasm is the lowest form of wit. Then one day someone said ‘Oh yeah, like sarcasm *is* the lowest form of wit,’ and sort of scoffed. So, naturally, I went ‘sarcasm is the lowest form of wit’, because he was being sarcastic.

“Then he went, what about puns then? And said ‘a chicken walking is poultry in motion’ as an example.”

Mr Williams was left dumbstruck.

He went on, “It stopped me in my tracks, it really did. I mean, that was clearly a lower form of wit than sarcasm. Anyone could see that. So, naturally, I apologised and will now try to remember to say that sarcasm is the second-lowest form of wit going forward.”

However, there is still hope for Mr Williams and his lifelong assertion that sarcasm is the lowest form of wit, as a court in Milwaukie is set to rule in a historic case over whether puns actually constitute a form of wit or are just annoying clever-arse wordplay.

It is assumed by right-thinking people that it will rule in favour of the latter and that people using the phrase ‘sarcasm is the lowest form of wit’ won’t find themselves ‘court’ out in future.

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