Often times found in forums, when people will say something like: “I don’t mean to be snarky, but….” and then of course, they ARE snarky.
The meaning in this sort of context is rather transparent. but the first time I came across it, I thought it had to do with Lewis Caroll’s snark, this fictional creature, the only one I had ever heard of, but it didn’t
When I googled snarky, I got:
A colloquialism meaning short-tempered or snappish.
Then, I read autolycus‘s Where I am from, and can you believe it ? two new words were waiting for me there.
The first one was fossicking, a term I had never come across, and which according to wikipedia
…is a term found in Cornwall and Australia referring to prospecting. This can be for gold, precious stones, fossils, etc. …
And the second one, I had found several times but had never really looked up, assuming it was food for the poor, without really knowing what sort of pudding pease pudding was.
sometimes known as pease pottage or pease porridge, is a baked vegetable product, which mainly consists of split yellow or Carlin peas, water, salt and spices, often cooked with a bacon or ham joint
or, to make a long story short, in French, purée de pois cassés. Sometimes a short translation is worth a long description. At least, this makes sense to my tastebuds 😉