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Sardonic or sarcastic tone?

Is this sentence sarcastic or sardonic? "But that, as far as I can tell, is not my point." (from Dave Barry's "Lost in the Kitchen")
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How or why did “sock” come to mean “punch”?

I see that sock as an article of clothing is derived from Latin soccus for slipper. But, how did it also become a synonym for "a punch" or "to punch"?