Thursday, February 26, 2009

Thursday Culture Day

Today, a sampling from Ambrose Bierce, author of The Devil's Dictionary.

Conservative, n: A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal who wishes to replace them with others.

Enough, adj: Too much.

Famous, adj: Conspicuously miserable.

Lawsuit: A machine you go into as a pig and come out of as a sausage.

Love: A temporary insanity curable by marriage.

Positive, adj.: Mistaken at the top of one's voice.

Quotation, n: The act of repeating erroneously the words of another.

Sweater, n.: garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly.

War: God's way of teaching Americans geography.

17 comments:

  1. Good ole' Ambrose. A witty fellow whom we shouldn't forget.

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  2. Positively love those definitions (at the top of my voice.)!!!

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  3. Excellent, I love the one about the child's sweater, and the last one is particularly funny too!

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  4. I kinda like the one about war - sad, but a little true.

    Thanks for the culture (I can definitely use a little polish).

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  5. Once again, you've taught me new and wonderful things..

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  6. These are great. Love the sweater one:)

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  7. Haaaaa, love 'em. I love the riff on love, how true.

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  8. Nice, I learn from you...and that laughing isn't so bad either...

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  9. Jest dictionary.
    Crazy busy, adj.; Any activity at 5:15AM
    Overstretched, adj.; Time-stamping your activity at 5:15AM.

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  10. Tee hee! The love one is very funny! As are the others.

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  11. (nice to meet you, thanks for the visit!)

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  12. LMAO @ sweater. That's SOOO my mother!

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  13. LOVE - damn! That's what happened. Marriage always gets in the way!

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  14. I do love the Devil's Dictionary - and so true after all this time, too!

    That last one was brilliant!

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