About the "sarcastic" definition:
- (sarcastically) very slow
- Garden snails move at a blazing speed of about .03 miles per hour.
I don't think this definiton should be here. I can understand that this word can be used sarcastically, just like any word, and the meaning is reversed...However, I don't think this word is especially used sarcasticaly. I encountered something similar at Talk:twist someone's arm, and I think that adding the "sarcastic" definition could mislead our readers - maybe sarcasm can't properly and concisely be explained in a dictionary. I might start a brainstorm of sarcasm at User:Jackofclubs/Sarcastic --Jackofclubs 17:46, 24 October 2008 (UTC)
- While you could use just about any (ordinary) word sarcastically as you say, there are some words which are often used this way that should have the definition; the canonical example is bad. (the ety there for this sense is very odd...) And, in this case, the word could easily be misinterpreted as verb sense 3: the snail moves at .03 MPH when cutting a path. So we do need to mention that it can mean slow. Compare the man moves at a mowing speed of 3 miles per hour. See? Robert Ullmann 17:57, 24 October 2008 (UTC)