The ramblings of a pseudointellectal…or a genuine idiot?

I'm sarcastic, therefore I'm brainy

article headline: Your teen's being sarcastic? It's a sign of intelligence
BBC Family Tree: what the actual fuck? (SMH)

According to David Robson, writing for BBC Family Tree, a teenager's sarcasm reflects their intellect. Fortunately for me, my sarcastic teen, Emily, doesn't read the BBC online.

I didn't wade through the whole article, because it's just not that interesting. But I did skip-read far enough into it, to learn that there's a codicil to Oscar Wilde's famous observation on sarcasm: Sarcasm is the lowest form of wit, but the highest form of intelligence.

Fortunately for me, Emily doesn't read Oscar Wilde either. (phew)