I realize our physiological make up includes various levels of both est. and test.. I was merely suggesting I had subconsciously acted to flush the larger concentrations from my immediate area…for awhile. But, maybe not. Could just be my own sardonic grasp at faulty logic.
Source: Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) Sardonic \Sar*don”ic\, a. [F. sardonique, L. sardonius, Gr. ?,â€¨?, perhaps fr. ? to grin like a dog, or from a certain plantâ€¨of Sardinia, Gr. ?, which was said to screw up the face ofâ€¨the eater.]â€¨Forced; unnatural; insincere; hence, derisive, mocking,â€¨malignant, or bitterly sarcastic; — applied only to a laugh,â€¨smile, or some facial semblance of gayety.â€¨â€¨Where strained, sardonic smiles are glozing still, Andâ€¨grief is forced to laugh against her will. –Sir H.â€¨Wotton.â€¨â€¨The scornful, ferocious, sardonic grin of a bloodyâ€¨ruffian. –Burke.
Here’s to learning a word a day…”Sardonic”â€¨â€¨Ciao,â€¨Fire Mommaâ€¨â€¨Haw Haw – nice save, Ruffian.