What is an example of a sardonic comment?

1 Answer
Apr 6, 2018

Sardonic: grimly mocking or cynical.


I have a few examples, that I found on this site.

  1. I did not attend the funeral, but I sent a letter saying I approved of it. (Mark Twain)

  2. “I always wanted to marry in the spring, just as the petunias bloom.”
    “Just when the what?”
    “Oh, dear. Is she hard of hearing?”
    “No, no, no! I can hear you. I just wanted to make sure you could hear you.”

    (Phoebe and Colleen, 30 Rock)

  3. “But all the lads have asked for the name of my tailor.”
    “Doubtless with the aim of avoiding him, sir.”


  4. There’s a saying that all roads lead to Ankh-Morpork. And it’s wrong. All roads lead away from Ankh-Morpork, but sometimes people walk along them the wrong way. (Terry Pratchett , Discworld)

The first example is a Mark Twain quote, the second example is from a show called "30 Rock", and the 3rd and 4th examples are from pieces of literature..

I hope this helps (: