Post Scriptum: After publishing the previous post, I realized I've used the word "snarky" repeatedly in my posts, probably too much. I'm becoming too trendy, I thought, I'm incorporating too much recent slang in my writing. I decided to look up "snarky," expecting to see its genesis in, oh, 1990 or so...and guess what I found? The word's been with us for a hundred years! Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 11th ed., dates it to 1906. Who'd a-thunk it?
In the interest of variety in verbiage, however, I will try to avoid using "snarky" for at least a month.