Posted by Chris on February 18, 2004
In Reply to: Re: Sarcasm is the lowest form of wit posted by lachlanoddy on February 10, 2004
: : : Does anyone know who first said this, and the context in which it was said?
: : : I thought it was the "pun is the lowest form of humour!"
: I always knew the phrase as "sarcasm is the lowest form of wit, but the funniest" No idea where it came from.
Carlyle said " Sarcasm I now see to be, in general the language of the devil" The lowest from of wit quotation doesn't appera in Penguin Dictionary of Quotations or the Modern Quotations nor in the Oxford dictionary.