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LOL, yes they are that!
Ryan Buda says
thanks. there's a term for that in our language, but when translated in English somehow loses its context, hence this question.
That's really interesting. I will study linguistics and second language teaching in the fall so i'm a nerd about that stuff.
English doesn't have one word for that. "Retort" is close but isn't a noun to describe a person and can be a compliment
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i would probably agree with you, if the answers these "question questioners" gave didn't sound like they were merely uncertain or were contemplating. more often they're smart alecky (smart alec is the closest i could get, but i found it too broad).